Welcome to our online showroom of lanterns!
Here you will find a wide variety of handcrafted lighting including wall lanterns, post lanterns, hanging lanterns, sconces, landscape lights, chandeliers , nautical lanterns, oil lamps, and landscape lighting, as well as solid western red cedar lampposts.
Most of our lighting is handcrafted in solid brass or solid copper with a choice of finishes for all lanterns – raw brass, antique brass, dark antique brass, dark brass, raw copper, antique copper, and verdigris. All finishes will naturally patina over time. We do not recommend painting fixtures. We also have many glass options which include clear glass, optic glass, clear seedy glass, and seedy marine glass.
We have added a line of lighting (Made in Vermont) that is available in Coastal Outdoor Finishes. Each of these finishes has been extensively tested in a salt spray chamber, and these finishes may be used on a home’s exterior within 20 miles of the coast.
Cape Cod Lanterns™, also known as S. Wilder & Co., is located in North Chatham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod, and is one of the oldest continuously operating businesses in the Commonwealth. S. Wilder & Co. has been in business since 1836, and reproduces authentic lantern designs. Our lanterns are made by hand just as the original lighting was, and may be customized to suit individual tastes or needs.
April 15, 1999
Just a short note to thank you and S. Wilder for another year of terrific service! The quality and beauty of the lamps you sent us is, as always, first rate.
After may years of service from S. Wilder, it was a surprise when the previous owner informed us that he was turning over the reins to another. My concerns however were immediately assuaged when you took the time to travel here and introduce yourself as the new owner of the company. The sheer volume of renovations that we have undertaken this year has certainly put a great deal of demands on you, given the short time we allowed you to produce such a volume of fixtures. We certainly appreciate your willingness to work around our tight schedules.
I look forward to many years of continued service from S. Wilder, and all the best with the continued growth of your company.