The classic Onion Lantern can be found illuminating homes all across New England. Originally used for maritime purposes, these lanterns can adopt a variety of looks, be that historic or coastal. The colonial shape of the Onion’s globe and its surrounding cage makes this lantern highly robust, nautically rich, and incredibly versatile. Their classic design makes them one of the most traditional, durable, and popular styles we offer.
Introduced in the 19th century, their historically vented structure provided necessary cross ventilation, protecting their flame from wind and rain. They were first used in America on fishing schooners as nighttime working lights. They gained popularity because their globe was unbreakable in inclement weather, by design.
Proudly made in America on the shores of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Our lanterns are handcrafted with care to withstand the test of time. They are suited for interior or exterior use and will add light and warmth to your home for years to come! By nature, there may be slight variations in our lantern dimensions.