Copper Wall Sconce Lanterns for Waterfront Homes

Back Bay Wall Sconce Copper Lighting

back bay post mount copper lantern

Back Bay Sconce Style Wall Mount Copper Lantern

The Back Bay Copper Wall Sconce Lanterns, shown above in our golden Antique Brass finish with Clear Glass, is a classic nautical style copper lantern perfect for waterfront homes and damp locations such as a pier or dock. Made by hand in the USA from high quality copper or brass the Back Bay Wall Mount Copper Lantern will never rust or corrode and includes our lifetime warranty. Also available as a post mount copper lantern and a pendant style hanging copper lantern, the Back Bay Copper Lantern Collection includes your choice of eight all natural hand-applied finishes and four unique styles of glass at no extra cost. Combined with our lifetime warranty and FREE shipping on all orders to the continental US, the Back Bay Copper Lantern Collection is a tremendous value.

With Lanternland you can choose from a huge variety of custom options; custom sizes from large to small, custom bulb and socket options including GU24, LED and low-voltage sockets, custom finishes, custom etched glass, custom brackets, custom mounts, custom designs, antique reproductions and more.

Don’t see quite what you are looking for? Modify one of our lantern designs, create your own lantern or reproduce an antique lighting design. Our lighting design team will work with you to create the perfect lighting solution for your home or project from design to installation. All of our outdoor copper lighting is handcrafted by skilled artisans in our Phoenix, Arizona factory to offer nearly unlimited custom lighting design options from size to sockets. Contact Lanternland today for a free lighting design consultation; Call Toll Free (855) 454-5200.

Designing Phoenix: IFDA-AZ Buy Local Event at Pentimento Lighting & Furninshings

“Good design does not always mean more expensive design. Pentimento has a Masters Degree in Value Engineering.”

On Tuesday September 24th, local designers flocked to International Funrishings and Design Association’s Arizona Chapter (IFDA-AZ) Buy Local Event #5 at the Pentimento Lighting & Furnishings factory and showroom in Mesa. Guests mingled over appitizers and drinks followed by a factory tour and presentation by Pentimento designer Chris West. Pentimento, a long time valley manufacturer of custom lighting and furniture headed by Ronna and Sheldon Nitzky, was thrilled to be selected by IFDA-AZ to be included in this fun an informative series. IFDA-AZ designers continue to be big supporters of local vendors and manufacturers. Their events are educational, informative and are a great opportunity to meet and mingle with the local design community. Most importantly, they are fun!.

IFDA Memebers Meet & Mingle in the Pentimento showroom

IFDA Memebers Meet & Mingle in the Pentimento showroom

During the Tour and Presentation Chris emphasized the advantages of buying local and specifically the benefits for clients in the Phoenix area to working with Pentimento. Buying local offers an opportunity to support the excellent craftsmanship in your community. Pentimento and it’s on site factory support a rare commodity: a product by hand that is not outsourced overseas. Supporting local manufacturers makes this “tradesmanship” a possibility.

Chris West leads IFDA memebers on tour of the Pentimento Factory.

Chris West leads IFDA memebers on tour of the Pentimento Factory.

He also emphasized the “one on one” relationship and collaboration that can be developed to create exciting new designs. IFDA member and founder of In the Pursuit of WOW! Design Studio Celia Schauble, spoke to the guests about her experiences working with Pentimento. She went on to show her most recent design created in collaboration with Chris West. This chandelier will be enhanced with rock crystal and two Lalique Birds on a swing. Then it will be encased in an iron birdcage for a magnificent entry .

Custom Chandelier by Celia Schauble in collaboration with Chris West

In Progress: Custom chandelier by Celia Schauble in collaboration with Chris West

Pentimento also introduced it new online resource Lanternland™. Geared to the needs of the designers, Lanternland™ offers easy access to traditional handcrafted copper and brass lanterns. With clients exposed to an abundance of on-line options for lighting, Lanternland™ offers high quality handmade traditional copper and brass lighting at competitive prices. By offering discounts to the trade community, Pentimento and Lanternland™ continue to honor their commitment to the interior design community while responding to the shopping needs of the consumer. With free shipping on all orders, our lifetime warranty and your choice of seven all natural finishes and four unique style of glass at no extra cost, Lanternland™ offers tremendous value.

Copper and Brass Lanterns by Lanternland in the Pentimento showroom

Copper and Brass Lanterns by Lanternland in the Pentimento showroom

Ronna, Sheldon, Chris and everyone here at Pentimento Lighting & Furnishings  extend a big “Thank You!” to IFDA-AZ and to all who attended the Buy Local Series Event #5 at Pentimento Lighting & Furnishings. Can’t Wait to see you next time!!

Pentimento factory tour at IFDA-AZ Buy Local Event

Pentimento factory tour at IFDA-AZ Buy Local Event

Purchase Handcrafted Lanterns Online at Lanternland

Did you know that Pentimento Lighting has an online store featuring handcrafted lanterns?
Visit our sister store, Lanternland.
Lanternland, our sister store, opened last year to give customers an easy way to order our lanterns online. We offer nearly 100 different light fixtures here.

This option is perfect for small businesses and homeowners who want the quality and craftsmanship of our factory but don’t need our full custom design process.

When you purchase from Lanternland, you can still customize your lantern to meet your design style and your space needs. All lanterns are made in the USA at our factory here in Mesa, Arizona.

Why Choose Lanterns?

Lanterns are a classic lighting style and work well with almost any interior or exterior design. You can choose a lantern that will coordinate with and accent your architecture and interior style.

Lanterns come in a wide range of styles from rustic to classic and from industrial to formal. Here are some examples of the lanterns available at Lanternland.


Lanterns work in both residential and commercial spaces because of their versatile appeal and design features.

Using Lanterns In Your Home

For your home, lanterns work well as:

  • Ceiling lights in a large family room or dining room and provide dramatic and functional light for your activities.
  • Pendant lights over a kitchen counter or eat-in dining space pinpoint light where you need it for practical activities.
  • Sconces to line your hallway and staircase keep you safe as you move through your home.
  • Pendant lights at landings provide both beauty and practical safety lighting.
  • Ceiling lights at your front door welcome your guests.
  • In your front yard, you can place post lights at the curb or along the driveway to invite visitors into your home and provide a valuable safety feature.
  • On the porch, you can provide ceiling lights and wall lights to give your home curb appeal and safety.
  • On your deck, add pier-mounted lights to brighten these spaces for use after sunset.

If you need some inspiration, check out examples of Pentimento lighting installed at in homes in our Residential Installations gallery.

Using Lanterns In Your Business

Lanterns provide beautiful and practical lighting for your business interior and exterior. Lanterns work well in businesses ranging from retail to office space, as well as hospitality and restaurants.

For small businesses, lanterns work well as:

  • Ceiling lights to accent areas where you want to draw customers such as greeter stands, checkouts, and bar areas.
  • Wall scones to provide light and to set the atmosphere for your retail floor, dining rooms, spas, and public hallways.
  • Pendant lights over dining tables, bar tables, and client service areas  to create intimate spaces for your customers.
  • Pier-mounted lights to line your entry and outdoor patio areas.
  • Post lights to access your entry and outdoor spaces, and to provide lighting around your parking lot.

Looking for some inspiration? Check out examples of Pentimento lighting installed in retail centers, hospitality, and restaurants to see examples of how other small businesses are using lanterns.

Lanternland Options

Lanternland offers a wide range of lantern-style lighting for indoor or outdoor settings. Based on where you need light, you can choose from:

Beyond the basic shape, it’s the details that make a lantern perfect for your space. You can choose any of our existing lanterns and then customize it to fit your unique needs.

Depending on the lantern you choose, you may customize:

  • Size. Many of our lanterns come in multiple sizes so you can purchase the correct size lighting fixture for your space.
  • Finish. We offer a wide range of finishes including antique brass, antique copper, chemical rust, dark brass, dark copper, raw copper and verdi green at no additional charge.
  • Glass. You can customize the glass in your lantern with clear, seedy, water and white glass at no additional charge.

Not sure which finish or glass to choose? Just ask and we will send you samples at no cost.

Check out Lanternland and our great selection of lanterns!

Sparks Are Flying at Pentimento!

Sparks are flying today at Pentimento, loving this new design!

Sparks are flying!

Sparks are flying!

Pentimento Overstock Summer Sale

Going on now! Pentimento Lighting & Furnishings is selling its overstock lanterns at 70% off!

Get a good deal on brass, copper & iron lanterns available in a variety of natural and hand painted finishes. Overstock quantities vary and when they’re gone they’re gone!

If you have a project in need of fixtures in a hurry…or if you just need them for yourself, visit Pentimento at their Showroom, Studio & Factory. 737 W 2nd Ave. Mesa, AZ 85210.

Also go to Pentimento’s Facebook to see more selection. And while you’re there you can check out some of the cool collectibles and vintage memorabilia on sale in their Attic!

Hurry in for best selection!

Be inspired! New Lighting Project.

When interior designer, Althea Bussert came to see us with her latest project, she had a very specific idea in mind for the chandelier needed for the front courtyard of her client’s gorgeous hacienda style home in Chandler.

lighting project

The decorative detail in the entryway’s gate has a Moorish style pattern in the iron fretwork. She wanted to incorporate the same detail into the lighting fixture’s banding.

We think it turned out beautifully. We love collaborating with our clients!

Meanwhile, all of the lanterns throughout the property are also from Pentimento! We personalized the lanterns with a fleur-de-lis finial at the top of each.

As the project progressed, two more lanterns were needed as the finishing touch at the front entry. We delivered everything on time and in her budget!

Althea, who worked with us on other projects years ago, was a delight to work with. We are so happy she came back to us again!

A Walk Through The Factory

It’s always exciting to see what the factory is making for the day.  Here are a few snapshots of what we discovered this morning.

Factory Tour

Factory Tour
Factory Tour

It’s a little hard to see in the photo but this lantern measures 30″ high by 20″ wide.  Wow, what a hefty guy this is.

Here is it’s sidekick at 18″ high by 12 1/2″ wide.

Come take a walk with us through our factory to see what you can discover!

“Shop Local”  Starting June 27th through July 4th Local First will be having their Independents Week.  There will be many local companies offering discounts as long as you have your “Golden Ticket”.  For more information and to get your Golden Ticket.

Here are a few of our favorites and were we will be shopping next week, The Willows, Yuri’s Popcorn , and Tea Time.  Hope to see you out shopping and promoting local businesses!

From Concept to Completion…Personalized!

From concept to completion, our client came to us with her architect wanting outdoor lanterns for her new custom home. She had a vision of “Santa Barbara style”.

We listened…


We sketched…

We designed…

We shared several collaboration sessions while discussing the many details of the project. This was the winning design.

And as a final personal touch we created custom, initialed, embossed medallions for the backplates of the lanterns at the home’s entry.
A unique stamp on this very beautiful home. Here’s the entry.

The lantern design was used throughout the property.

We so enjoyed working together with everyone on this project! The experience was truly one of collaboration – creating exactly what the client wanted while being mindful of the project’s budget.
We also designed and fabricated many more details for the home: iron chandeliers for the living room and the kitchen; iron sconces; iron railings, inside and out; iron window guards and iron gates.
As the single source for all of the iron and lighting products, we helped the client by not only coordinating those details, but also by creating a very cohesive aesthetic throughout the property.
Stay tuned to our blog. We will definitely be showing more pics of this lovely home in the near future.