Rococo Lighting in the Lincoln Movie

The new movie about Abraham Lincoln has already been praised as one of the best movies of 2012. Produced in conjunction with Dreamworks and 20th Century Fox – the historic film stars Daniel Day Lewis in the role as President Lincoln, and is directed by Steven Spielberg. With this movie, Spielberg successfully finds a balance between entertainment, representation of historical events, and human emotions that we all can relate to. Because even though the events throughout Lincoln’s years as president were troubling, they are in some ways similar to challenges modern politicians face every day around the world. The movie depicts Lincoln’s personal struggles, as well as the struggles of a nation to come to peace.


Not only that, but the movie has also been carefully shot to recreate what America looked like back in the late 1800’s. To accomplish this, set designers must do thorough research on period clothing and architecture – down to recreated rococo era vintage lights that you will see throughout the movie.


It was for this reason that the production companies once again turned to Vintage Hardware & Lighting in Port Townsend, Washington to deliver the historically accurate chandeliers and light fixtures that can be seen in the Lincoln movie. With over 35 years of experience, Vintage Hardware & Lighting recreate precise and genuine reproductions of rococo and Victorian lighting – often using either original vintage molds, or sometimes through lost-wax cast precision molding.


Some of the light fixtures you can see in the new movie include this gorgeous 1856 Neo Rococo Starr Fellowes 12-light chandelier (912-12L-DK), and this matching Neo Rococo wall sconce (902-DGS-DK) – both delivered to the film production companies in our antiqued brass finish. Other featured wall sconces featured in the movie are the Victorian 2 Arm Gas Wall Sconce (702-DGS-DK), and the Neo Grecian Mercury Head Wall Sconce (900-ARG-ES). During the time Abraham Lincoln was president, these light fixtures were a common sight. The popular designs of the day were a mix of Neo-Rococo, Victorian, and Neo Grecian – mixing romanticism with floral or mythical forms.


If you go to see the movie in theaters, see if you can spot our vintage lights mentioned here – as well as this Victorian 2 Arm Pendant Circa 1890 (712-DGS-EP), or this Neo Rococo Victorian 4 Arm Gas Light – Allegorical Gasolier Ca. 1850 (832-QRC-AG). The Lincoln movie is sure to take you back to a time of not only historic moments and events – but also a time of elegance and beauty.

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