Lantern Buying Guide
The lantern—the part of the light that sits on top of the post—dictates the style of the lamp as a whole. Here are a few of our favorite designs.
The angles of Asian architecture shine through in this sleek shape.
Southport by Maxim Lighting International, about $140
The globe shape recalls urban police stations but translates well to a residential setting.
Style no. 8951-68, from Sea Gull Lighting, about $82
Oiled-bronze leaves and relief designs add fancy flourishes to a formal setting.
Style no. 10983OI, from Kichler Lighting, about $322
Art glass turns a basic cylinder into a colorful display.
Arts and Crafts in Bergamo finish, by Quoizel Lighting, about $390
Don't grab the handle, but imagine a groom carrying this lamp when checking on the horses.
Oxford lantern, by Quoizel Lighting, about $122
The leaded window of a Craftsman bungalow dictates this form. Mission, by Thomas Lighting, about $135.
Boxy is tried and true, suiting many tastes
and never going out
of fashion. Style no. 89034BE, from Sea Gull Lighting, about $196.
Nautical is the theme, witha shape and finish that fit a rustic setting.
Style no. 99230B in Olde Brick, by Kichler Lighting, $91
A traditional lantern shape works just as well atop a post as in the hand. Monaco, from Thomas Lighting, about $225.