Thursday, January 28, 2016

Photo Friday: Antique Tudor Revival Style Sconces

By Gretchen Sawatzki

Mayflower sconce by
Lincoln Lighting Co.
Image by Hannah Manning
Exterior and interior wall sconces come in many shapes and styles, but Tudor Revival style sconces are a unique find! The Tudor Revival style was popular in American architecture from about 1910 to 1940.

Homes designed in this style often resembled English cottages with a storybook feel - think Hansel and Gretel. Often half-timbered on their exteriors with a wide use of stone and slate, these homes also pulled imagery from English history and culture.

Stained glass windows and light fixtures in Tudor Revival homes depicted roses, royalty, ships and even knights. Lighting companies of the era, including the Lincoln Lighting Company, featured the Mayflower in a series of sconces from the 1920s and 1930s.

A knight riding a horse - an iconic symbol often reflected in Tudor Revival architecture was also depicted in lighting. This sconce (below) is a unique blend of English imagery and modern simplicity with its straight lines and caramel-colored glass.

With its historic imagery and charm, the Tudor Revival style not only produced storybook homes, but also stunning lighting!

Image by Hannah Manning
 via Materials Unlimited

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