Historical References

Antique Lighting Interiors
Go Back in time to Antique Lights in their Interior Environments

Gaslighting in America
A Guide for Historic Preservation

Lighting for Historic Buildings
History of Lighting in America

Victorian Preservation Association
Vintage Homes Owned by Our Members

Victorian Houses
Period Style Architecture

Historic Victorian Homes
Historic Victorian Homes in the United States

Old Houses
Victorian House Styles and Examples

Victorian Houses
Victorian Houses Worldwide

Caldwell Lighting
Shedding Light on New York

All of the following Resources in this Historical Reference Category is taken from :
The library at the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum is a research center that contains a wide variety of written and visual materials that promote the interdisciplinary study of American art, material culture, and everyday life in America into the 20th century. It includes books, periodicals, archival material, printed ephemera, and both historical and modern photographs. Special strengths include manufacturers’ and retailers’ catalogs, resources that describe craft techniques, advice literature, design and pattern books, original craftspeoples’ account books, handwritten diaries, and imagery of decorative arts objects.

R. Williamson & Co. Catologue No.15
ELECTRIC AND COMBINATION FIXTURES

BENJAMIN ELECTRIC MFG. Co. Catalogue B-20 WIRELESS CLUSTERS and LIGHTING SPECIALTIES, SEPTEMBER 1912

F&G – ELECTRIC FIXTURES & GLASSWARE
13TH EDITION,1911, QUEEN VICTORIA STREET, LONDON

GLEASON-TIEBOUT GLASS COMPANY
GLASSWARE FOR GAS & ELECTRIC LIGHTING – Brooklyn-New York-Chicago-San Francisco – Catologue No.13, 1902

E.P. GLEASON MFG. Co.
Gas Burners , Street and Fancy Lanterns, Etched, Cut , Opal, Sandblast and Fancy Colored,10 Edition , October 1st, 1887

THE BEST LIGHT COMPANY
ALL KINDS OF LAMPS FOR LIGHTING, CATALOGUE NO. 43, APRIL24TH, 1906

F&G – FIXTURES & GLASSWARE – Pendants, Ceiling Fixtures, Shades, Bronzes
London, 13TH EDITION, JANUARY 1911

Manhattan Electrical Supply Co.
Read and Write with Emeralite, July 1, 1916

Old House Lites Catalogues from 1910 – 1941

Arts & Crafts Roots By Melissa Allison for Zillow

While in the area, please also visit:

MJ Berries
General Antiques and Interior Design
562 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
617.357.5055

Restoration Resources
Salvages architectural antiques and authentic period pieces, ornamental elements, and original house parts throughout New England. The display of these unique wares in 6,000 square feet of a well-organized showroom is located in Bostons’ historic South End.

1946 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
617.542.3033

Special Resources

Nickates Art Glass – Len Daly
Expert Leaded Stain Glass Repair

Sean Craddock – Craddock Electric
Sean Craddock
Hang one light or wire your entire house
617-596-9236
craddockelectric@gmail.com

Clements Photography & Design, Boston
We specializes in photography that documents the work of artists and architects. Services provided include extremely high resolution images, printing and web design support, catalogs and postcards, as well as consultation and collaboration for specific projects.
617-960-6235
Stewart@clementsphotodesign.com

Picture Renewal
Stephen Sylvester
Picture Renewal uses a combination of digital technology and years of experience in antique and contemporary photographic materials and processes to repair pictures and damaged photographs. From passport size to posters, we can remove unwanted objects, fix cracks and tears, and restore original color and contrast.
617-666-2080
stephen@picturerenewal.com

Recommended Designers and Services …

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Payne/Bouchier
Payne/Bouchier builds and renovates houses. Our company has been a leader in high quality building for over twenty years bringing excellence and fine craftsmanship to every project.

Levine, Caulfield, Martin & Goldberg,P.C.
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Places to Stay

Downtown Boston Hotels
Downtown Boston Hotels offers great rates on over 50 hotels in the heart of Boston.

Additional Resources

Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers
Historical wallpaper designs bring to life architectural styles from the late 19th through mid-20th century: Victorian, Arts & Crafts and Modernism. View our entire collection online. Samples and in-house design service available. 707-746-1900

Custom Kitchens CT
Nu Kitchens in CT provides inspired kitchen design and excellent service at sensible pricing. We use the finest materials including custom all-wood cabinetry, granite, limestone, hardware, faucets and lighting in a unique way for each project.

Boston interior designer and decorator – Catherine Interiors Design
Whether dialing up or down the traditional glamour or modern panache, we promise to create the space of your dreams – and have more than a little fun along the way.

Plaster Artistry
Our expert artisans, trained in Italy, are certified in the centuries-old techniques of authentic Venetian plaster & Italian plaster arts. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, serves the USA.

Focal Point
Product Catalogue / Medallions
Medallions come in a vast array of sizes and styles, from classical to contemporary. Using a Focal Point medallion expands the visual height of a room, while adding that extra dramatic touch to set the room apart from all others. These easy to install medallions will enhance your light fixtures and further illuminate your interiors.

ThePlanCollection.com
House Plans and Home Designs With Great Floor Plans!
We strive to provide you with the best selection of house plans in your favorite Architectural Styles.

Floorplanner
The easiest way to create and share interactive floor plans.
Buying a new home, rearranging your room, or moving into a new office? You can save time and have more fun if you lay out your ideas ahead of time.

Victorian Homes Decor – 19th Century Art