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|Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:49 am Post subject: Vintage Lighting Fixtures accessories for your old style hom
|The old style houses are full of character and ancient charm and the best way to show such a place is with vintage light fixtures. These accessories indirectly highlight the corners, cracks and architectural details of your heritage-style house in the same way that candlelight would have done it, when the house was probably built for the first time. Remember that only eighty years ago most households began to adopt electricity. Before the lamps burned wax or gas.
Interior lighting fixtures that might be more appropriate for a historic home style are likely to be a pendant style lighting fixture with glass, metal or porcelain screens, since this is what keeps candle flames under control. Consider getting a large fancy painted balloon for the larger rooms, such as the living room, and place them with incandescent light bulbs to mimic the soft, warm yellow light of the gas or candlelight. In fact, a custom-painted balloon was a common gift for newlyweds at the turn of the century.
If the height of your home was during the time of gas lighting, then you may want to choose accessories that mimic the appearance of a gas lamp. These would be accessories that extend a distance from the wall if they are applique and far enough from the ceiling in the case of a chandelier. One way to date a lighting fixture, in fact, is to look in which direction the tones are placed and if they are cups, they adapt to the older houses, and if they point downwards, then they adapt to a newer house.
The invention of electricity was a great help for the design of the home between 1890 and 1920. This was called the Arts, and Crafts movement and all kinds of shades of glass and metal were invented to house the new light bulb. So, if your house was built during that time, Tiffany style lamps or glass screens could look better. After the First World War, art deco designs took over, and the glass bulb housing was engraved and carved in zigzag, half moon and sunbeam shapes. If your house was built between the 1920s and 1940s, Art Deco lamps might seem more suitable and complement the decor of the surroundings.
If you find an old lamp dated before 1920, there is something very important that you must remember. You cannot use bulbs of more than 15 watts, or it could cause a fire. If the lamp is an antique from 1920 onwards, then stay safe and only use a 40-watt bulb Lamps. It could be safely taken a 100-watt bulb did not appear until the early sixties, and even then you should carefully check the old accessory to see if there are written instructions somewhere about the powers of the lamp. Of course, one way to avoid all this fuss would be simply
Buy a retro recreation of the style you want so you can use any light bulb you want. In our modern and light world at the touch of a button, it is easy to forget that until the nineteenth century the production of light was an expensive process, difficult to handle and dirty. We forget that our grandparents and other predecessors probably stumbled in the dark with nothing but a candle and their little flame is the only source of light for them.
As time passed, many types of lighting fixtures appeared and disappeared, such as torches of flame, tallow vessels, wax candles, oil lamps, paraffin lamps, then gas and finally electricity. Once electricity became readily available, it was quickly seen as an exciting and revolutionary way to enrich the home furniture by creating lighting fixtures that would look decorative, but would also provide a good quality of light for the home.
As a result, the design of the lamp and other lighting fixtures has undergone many different stages. We know how to look back on some of the old-style antique lamps with a lot of love and a touch of nostalgia.