About our Colonial, Country, and Primitive Style Lighting
Our collection of handcrafted lighting is a perfect match for your country home, farmhouse, cottage or colonial style home. In fact it adds warmth and beauty to any home. Browse our website for styles ranging from country lighting to punched tin pendants, primitive chandeliers and rustic ceiling fixtures are our specialty.
Lighting by Irvin’s Tinware & Katie’s Handcrafted Lighting have been carefully handcrafted in the USA, providing you with the highest quality, authentic reproduction lighting available. These fixtures feature a meticulously hand-painted finish to produce a truly authentic look, and beautiful craftsmanship of centuries past. Because these fixtures have been handcrafted each one contains subtle differences which add character, giving you a unique heirloom quality light fixture.
Our collection of lights include: accent lighting, ceiling lights, lanterns, metal chandeliers, mirror and bar lights, outdoor lighting, pendant lighting, table & floor lamps, wall sconces, and wooden chandeliers. Enjoy shopping our collection for the perfect light fixture to add warmth and beauty to your home.
Colonial lighting is a term used to describe wood and/or metal fixtures which tend to be simple in design. These fixtures often sport a Williamsburg center ball, scroll style arms with candelabra candles, and a candle style bulb. Metal finishes range from highly polished brass to a very primitive black. Wood finishes can be a simple stain finish or an antique crackle paint.
Primitive lighting describes a style of lighting that features hand chipped and heavily distressed wood turnings that are hand finished by artisan painters. Milk paint is often used to create an authentic, heirloom quality crackle or rub finish. Because these fixtures are hand finished no 2 are exactly alike, giving the consumer a one-of-a-kind piece.
The primitive color palette tends to favor, blacks, reds, & mustards with a sprinkling of other colors mixed in. Whites are often totally absent or on occasion you have an off-white such as buttermilk.
To complete the primitive appearance, chandelier and pendant arms are formed from blackened steel and then equipped with candle pans and candelabra sockets and drip sleeves.
Country lighting is often the term used to describe punched tin fixtures in assorted finishes ranging from rusty to an almost galvanize look known as country tin. Punched tin lighting is available in chandeliers, ceiling lights, pendants, sconces, lamps and lanterns. Irvin’s Country Tinware offers an excellent collection of country lighting.