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A wonderful old 19th century "birdcage" anchor light with glass Fresnel lens. This lantern survives in remarkably good shape with only a few very minor chips on the light-purple glass lens. The lantern itself is in sound structural condition and retains a beautiful old verdigris finish.
The original font and burner are long gone, but the lantern could easily be electrified for both interior and exterior home use. Would also make a wonderful hanging light for your foyer or above your porch and as a post light in front of your coastal home! Measures 14 1/2 inches tall to the top of ring. 6 inch diameter.
*This style cage light was used during the mid 19th century for use on sailing vessels. The cage wires over the top of the lantern chimney were designed to keep sail canvas and lines away the hot chimney and starting a fire, a common occurrence on sailing ships of that era.
Dealers of nautical antiques and collectibles, marine art, lamps, lighting, ship salvage and hardware, Skipjack sells quality nautical furniture and furnishings, marine instruments, model boats, nautical gifts and decor. Skipjack’s Marine Art Gallery features marine paintings, sculptures, ship models and folk art featuring mermaids, whales, fish and fowl.
Please visit our online store again soon or if in the Hampton Roads (Tidewater) coastal region of Virginia, visit our marine gallery in historic Olde Towne Portsmouth. We're just a short distance from Virginia Beach, Colonial Williamsburg and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and just across the river from downtown Norfolk. By boat, we're located at mile marker "0" of the Atlantic Intra-coastal Waterway!