Event

40th Anniversary Sale!

    Like many milestones, this one kind of snuck up on us.  40 years ago, in a small storefront on the corner of Appleton and Clarendon Streets in the South End of Boston, Appleton Antiques was founded. Since then we have collected and restored countless chandeliers, sconces, floor lamps, and table lamps.  As a […]

Press

Appleton Antique Lighting in Old House Journal

We are proud to share that Appleton Antique Lighting is featured in the February 2018 issue of Old House Journal.  Thank you to Mary Ellen Polson for writing such a thoughtful article about our field of expertise, and thanks to Hive Studios for this great image capturing the amount of activity buzzing in our workshop.  […]

Event

Mothers Day Sale!

My mother and I would like to welcome all to join us in celebrating this Mother’s day with a Showroom Sale!  From May 8th to the 13th, all fixtures, lamps and shades in the showroom will be 20% off. Our 2500 Sq. Ft Showroom is full of beautifully restored pieces, ready to light up your home. […]

Featured, Style

Aestheticism

Marking a departure from the overly opulent styles of the mid victorian era, the Aesthetic movement sought to create art for art’s sake, and celebrated beauty separate from morality. It’s makers were influenced by the opening of Japan in the 1850’s and later by increased international travel to incorporate the simplicity and forms of eastern […]

Featured

Innovation, circa 1905

What did the Rockefellers, Vanderbuilts, the White House, and the Boston Public Library have in common?  Lighting designed by the most prolific designer of early electric lighting, Edward F. Caldwell.  In fact, Caldwell lighting could be found in almost all of the finest homes and institutions for the first half of the 20th century.  Already […]