The pineapple has been a decorative motif for centuries.
Charles II Presented with a Pineapple c.1675-80
“Charles II, wearing star of the Garter, stands on a terrace, his left hand on hip. To the left, a man, possibly John Rose, the royal gardener, kneels before him and presents him with what is said to have been the first pineapple grown in England (although at this date it is more likely that the pineapple had been imported). Pineapples in the seventeenth century were rare and highly valued exotic items.”
In colonial times, the pineapple became a symbol of hospitality.
Today, pineapples are a popular motif for lighting, both inside and outside.
Pineapple lights welcome guests to 1898 Waverly Inn, the oldest surviving inn in Hendersonville, NC. The inn was built at one end of Hendersonville’s wide tree-lined streets when guests walked on boardwalks and oil lamps were at the street corners. The pineapple outdoor lanterns represent hospitality as you approach this historic inn.
Coordinating with Traditional Styles like Americana, American Country Style, Colonial Style, Early American, English Country Style, Formal Country Style, Formal Traditional Style and other country styles.
Hinkley Lighting’s ornate Plantation collection features exceptional pineapple-shaped, clear optic glass that makes a noble statement with elaborate, decorative cast detailing. Available in Solid Brass with a Burnished Brass finish or Cast Aluminum with a Pearl Bronze finish. Some pieces are also available in Copper Bronze, Polished Antique Nickel or Pearl Bronze finish with Inside Etched Amber glass. The collection includes small to large chandeliers, wall brackets with glass diffusers or fabric shades, mini-pendants, foyer pendants, downlight dinette pendants, flush ceiling lights and bath lighting.
The Hinkley Plantation Outdoor Collection beautifully incorporates pineapple-shaped glass with elaborate, decorative cast detailing.
It is available in Solid Brass with a Burnished Brass finish and Clear Optic Glass or Cast Aluminum with Pearl Bronze finish with Inside Etched Amber Glass.