3-D Raleigh Tavern Lantern Ornament
The romance of candlelight—captured in a miniature version to hang on your tree. This solid brass 3-dimentional ornament with 18k gold flash was inspired by a lantern in the front hall of the Raleigh Tavern, where patriots gathered to discuss the ideas and events that led to the American Revolution. Hand-held lanterns were very popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The ring at the top of this lantern design made it easy and convenient to carry. Today, Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area lanterns similar to this one are used to welcome guests to special evening events by lining the walkways to the entrance. 2"W x 3"H
3-dimensional lantern ornament
Solid brass with 18K gold flash
2"W x 3"H
Made in the USA
Candles were a valuable commodity in the 18th century, especially beeswax ones. Seven candles lighting a single room would have been considered a luxury. They were often placed in front of reflective surfaces, such as mirrors and brass, to maximize their light.