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Our Timeless Sturbridge Lantern Lamp

Join us as we explore the evolution of our exclusive Sturbridge Lantern Lamp. From the very beginning, Sturbridge Yankee Workshop has presented some version of a sea lantern style light. Evoking the essence of what was a common lighting source in early Colonial America, these lamps have long complemented other Sturbridge home accents and furnishings.
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Historical Sturbridge Lantern Lamp from 1993
Colonial Wall Lanterns

Pictured here to the left is our Shelburne Brass Lantern from a 1979 catalog, and to the right of that we see our Independence Lanterns, sold once in a 1993 catalog.

Both of these lanterns hung from the wall and offered unique entryway or hallway lighting.

Shelburne features a candelabra style bulb, with candlestick appearance, inside enclosed glass panes; resembling the interior of our current Sturbridge Lantern Lamp.


Nautical Inspiration

The popularity of this lantern light grew over the years, as it also coordinated well with a nautical and cottage inspired decorating style; a home decor trend highly sought after in the 1990’s. The Beacon Hill Brass Lanterns shown below on the left, continue the theme of “candlelight” inside framed glass panes, to form its distinguishing shape and appeal.

Sturbridge Yankee Workshop American Heritage Lamp
As we skip ahead to 2005, we see the most similar lantern lamp collection to the one we carry today, our American Heritage Lamps; pictured above on the right. Constructed of paned, seeded glass and a solid brass base, it too had a hinged door to assist in enjoying a dual option light source. Available at the time in only Brass, Antiqued, or Verdigris, the construction of this lamp eventually evolved into the Sturbridge Lantern Lamp we know it as today.

Sturbridge Lantern LampsOur Best-Selling Lamp

Here to the left we see our current best-selling customer favorite lamp collection. Perhaps you own one of our past lantern style lamps, such as the American Heritage Lamp, or maybe you’re considering ordering one of our current Sturbridge Lantern Lamps. These exclusive lamps are not found anywhere else on the market; by displaying one in your home you are truly adding a unique conversation piece. Take a look below to see just some of the reviews shared by purchasers of this top-rated table lamp.


“I got the large in red and it goes wonderfully with Americana Antiques.” — “Love my lamps. They are each on night stands by the bed.” — “I was able to unpack and set up both lamps in a matter of minutes. They look exactly like the picture, and are beautiful in our bedroom.” — “Thanks to my daughter who said, “just order it,” I am so glad I did. I am very pleased with the quality of the lamp and the lightning speed delivery. I would recommend to family and friends.”