CLASSIC LIGHTING DEVICES specializes in authentic New England colonial style reproduction and period lighting. We also take pride in creating custom designs for many leading architects and designers, from traditional to modern

Handcrafted quality, proudly made in New England since 1998

Metal Finishes

Metal Finishes

What sets our fixtures apart from others is the natural finish on the metal. We do not use commercial finishing processes such as heat baking, lacquer coating and burning, or spray painting. Our Old Tin finish is achieved when terne metal makes its own coarse in oxidation, or "aging", until it is stopped at the desired stage—usually after 4 weeks— using technique applying natural pigment. Our famous Pewter finish has a dark non-metallic gray hue. Terne metal is hand-dipped in hot pewter—not an electric plating process—to have it coated with thick pewter; and antique finish is then applied. Our Old Brass finish looks like the finish on a well-used old brass doorknob. Old Copper finish has the aged dull finish of truly aged copper. Old Bronze finish achieves the dark brown patina of copper. Oxidized Copper is the natural verdigris oxidation of copper. Both raw copper or unfinished copper finish are also available.

Metal Finishes

Old CopperOld Copper
Old BronzeOld Bronze
Oxidized CopperOxidized Copper
Old BrassOld Brass
Old TinOld Tin
Old PewterOld Pewter