Mission style lamps are popular at the current time. Their style and glass make them unique and a great detail for any home. But what really is mission style furniture? It is the description a New York furniture manufacturer, Joseph McHugh used to describe the straight lined, rustic furniture that he began producing in the late 1800s. Within a few years the terms Arts and Crafts, Craftsman, and Mission-Style would be used interchangeably. This style of furniture is known for its clean lines among other things.
Mission style lamps can be purchased in both table and floor models. But there are also chandeliers, sconces and outdoor lighting that can be purchased with the mission style of design.
Craftsmen style homes are quite popular and most people that own them like to keep the original architectural detail as well as décor that fits the period. The Rancher’s Mica Walnut Lamp offers a great stylish lamp for a masculine office. It is a classic southwestern walnut mission design. This lamp has a walnut base banded in dark bronze finished steel with a genuine Mica shade reinforced with the same banding for a very masculine look. These lamps got their name because they were often purchased by ranchers. This lamp goes well in any room with lots of wood and leather.
If you are looking for something a little less heavy, Inglenook has a line of mission style lights that include lamps, chandeliers, floor lamps, sconces and island or billiard lights. The shades are made of 248 pieces of copper foiled and hand leaded art glass and mating it to a cast base decorated in mission chevrons and finished in a rich bronze. Quoizel is the manufacturer of this design rich in culture.
Mission style lamps are rich in period style culture and fit well in the craftsmen style homes as well as current homes. These lamps can be found in specialty stores as well as several online resources.