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Victorian Early Electric Lighting - Capitol Lighting Lighten Up! Series

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Perhaps you're in the process of renovating one of the thousands of Victorian era homes found on tree-lined streets across America. Built in the later half of the 19th century, many of these homes originally featured gaslight fixtures that resemble this first piece. Here is a great reproduction of a Victorian gaslight chandelier. This chandelier from Metropolitan's Vintage Collection features swooping cast brass arms that hold intricately cut glass bowls typical of gaslights. The glass bowls were open at the top to allow for the ventilation from the burning of natural gas. The delicate etchings and frosted glass finish this period piece in classic Victorian style. As the century turned, many homes switched from gaslights to electric lights. One approach to renovating a Victorian home is to use fixtures that feature the no nonsense Early Electric style. Hudson Valley Lighting specializes in Early Electric design, and here is one fine example of their work. The Naugatuck Collection features ceiling pendants and this island light that incase each of its individual lamps in an industrial copper finish metal bowls that are typical of the period. The attention to detail with the knobs and vents at each of the collars exude authenticity. Shown here in a combination Aged Brass finish, this fixture is available three other classic finishes that are indicative of the Early Electric period.andnbsp;
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