18th century corner Wall Light

18th century corner Wall Light
Circa 1750
A very rare Georgian mahogany hanging corner lanthorn.
Wooden wall lanterns [lanthorns is the correct term for this article] with mirrored backs were designed to increase the light by reflection. They are quite frequently mentioned in halls and staircases of well-to-do houses in the eighteenth century, but very few original ones have survived due to being enclosed with glass which, although shielded the candle from draughts, increased their fragility. The bow glass and mirror plates of this fine example would appear to be original.

15.75 inches
20.87 inches
10.63 inches
This item is sold

Purchase Information

As this is not an e-commerce website purchases need to be made with communication with ourselves via email, telephone or by visiting our shop. Our aim is to make your experience as simple as possible, we therefore provide our bank details on our invoices so as online payments can be made easily or we accept all major credit and debit cards. We also accept American Express and for overseas clients, unless paying by Bacs, this would be our preferred method of payment.

Terms of payment can be agreed. We can offer various options of payment made over a period of time depending on the price of the item.


For overseas purchases we can obtain competitive shipping quotes. Deliveries within the UK are carried out either by our preferred carriers of by Lennox Cato himself. Charges for delivery are either added into the cost of the item or added separately. This depends on the final negotiation.

Try It & See

If you visit our Services page you will see, we offer a ‘Try It & See’ option. This service is primarily for those considering a large item such as a piece of furniture, mirror etc.

To View our Terms and Conditions of Sale Click Here