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The Cotton Exchange lantern was originally replicated from the lights found on the old “Cotton Exchange” building in New Orleans. The simple and rustic nature of the light fixture lends itself well to a number of different types of architecture and has been used often in Mediterranean-style homes as well as on many beach houses.
The New Orleans Cotton Exchange was opened in 1870 and operated for nearly 100 years before becoming a historical landmark in the city. The building allowed for a centralized trading space with offices that allowed for those who professionally traded in cotton futures to coordinate and modernize their operations. With debate and discussion oftentimes lasting long into the evening, having good lighting that allowed members of commerce to navigate safely and stately was required.
Enter Bevolo’s cotton exchange lighting series, inspired by the elegance and sophistication of downtown New Orleans with all of the can-do grit and professionalism of the men and women that allowed it to become such an important center of trade. Our copper cotton exchange lanterns have an iconic fuller-like space above their comforting glow that not only shows off the beauty of the metals used but symbolizes wealth and prosperity.
Select from a variety of mounting options for your copper cotton exchange lantern such as flush mounts and brackets; the former allows for a more streamlined look along any wall while the latter lends the lantern more prominence as a statement piece. Want to hang your cotton exchange lantern from above? Take a look at our hanging options with both round and square yoke designs that can be fashioned to perfectly balance with the elongated sizes of each specific lantern.
Interested in something custom to solve your lighting dilemmas? We offer stainless steel cotton exchange lighting options as well as fully-customizable lanterns, thanks to each piece being hand-made by our talented artisans who love the chance to show why they’re the best in their craft. Our design team is ready to help you select the best copper or stainless steel cotton exchange lights. Though regardless of your choice of style or metal, each Bevolo light has been engineered to endure for generations of regular use.
Are you ready to have a piece of Louisiana history that has been custom-made to solve your unique lighting needs? Give Bevolo a phone call or send us an email today, and we’ll get started on designing your perfect cotton exchange lights together!