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Most Old California products include options to tailor the finished result to your personal wishes and make your home the most beautiful on the block. Scroll down to browse these choices and common recommendations or click a specific section to jump straight there.

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New Verde (NV)
  • Our most popular finish, especially on outdoor products
  • Replicates decades-old copper that has aged outdoors with a green patina on seams and details
  • Hand applied and sealed with lacquer
  • Hearty and durable in variable weather and environments
  • Beautiful inside a home if desired, though designed to reproduce an item that has aged outdoors
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Warm Brass (WB)
  • Replicates centuries-old brass with a dappled or mottled appearance and rare touches of green
  • Hand applied and sealed with lacquer
  • Hearty and durable in variable weather and environments
  • Versatile—warm and welcoming both indoors and out
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Bronze Patina (BP)
  • Especially popular for garden lighting
  • Replicates the ‘verdigris’ patina of centuries-old copper (like the Statue of Liberty)
  • Heavy variations of mottled greens and browns
  • Hand applied and sealed with lacquer
  • Hearty and durable in variable weather and environments
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Architectural Bronze (BZ)
  • Our version of oil-rubbed bronze—ideal when trying to match oil-rubbed hardware
  • Deep brown that appears black in low light, with bright highlights on edges and seams
  • Hand applied and sealed with lacquer
  • Hearty and durable in variable weather and environments
  • Versatile—coordinates with most color schemes both indoors and out
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Old Penny (OP) - Outdoor Products Only
  • Arrives unsealed with bright, freshly plated copper
  • Ages and mottles like an old penny over time based on the environment of your home
  • Recommended especially for coastal structures and landscapes like beach houses
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Textured Black (TB)
  • Classified as a super-durable powder coat
  • Light, pleasant texture to finished surface
  • Coordinates well with iron hardware, especially outdoors
  • Ideal for products that will be handled frequently like mailboxes
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Powder Coat Bronze (PCBZ)
  • Classified as a super-durable powder coat
  • Smooth finish with a deep, dark tone
  • Coordinates well with existing bronze hardware or landscape lighting
  • Especially popular on lanterns from our Sutter’s Mill collection
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Satin White (SW)
  • Classified as a super-durable powder coat
  • Pure white with light, eggshell surface texture
  • Striking contrast when mounted to dark surfaces
  • Especially popular on mailboxes and house numbers
  • Recommended on outdoor products only—use glossy white on indoor products
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Gloss White (GW)
  • Classified as a super-durable powder coat
  • Pure white with smooth, shiny surface
  • Perfect for bathrooms and bright spaces
  • Recommended on indoor products only—use satin white on outdoor products
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Old Brass (OB)
  • Limited availability as heavy pressure is used during hand application
  • Glossy finish with dark edges and seams
  • Recommended on indoor products only
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Natural Rust (NR) - Sutter’s Mill Collection Only
  • Chemically rusted steel sealed with lacquer
  • Tones vary from deep reds and browns to light oranges
  • Popular indoors and outdoors
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Painted Rust (PR) - Sutter’s Mill Collection Only
  • Classified as a super-durable powder coat
  • Deep red tones with dark speckles
  • Smooth, matte surface
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Glass


Gold Iridescent (GI)
  • Our most popular glass option
  • Warms the color temperature of the light
  • Iridescent top layer shifts colors through the spectrum depending on angle of view—often compared to a sunset
  • Hand paddled—no two sections of color are alike
  • Handmade nature combined with the iridescent layer can create transparent sections
  • Pairs especially well with our New Verde and Bronze Patina finishes
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Honey (HN)
  • Swirling amber and white tones
  • Produces an even glow that warms the color temperature of the light
  • Hand paddled—no two sections of color are alike
  • Popular with customers who want warm light without the iridescent layer
  • Pairs especially well with our New Verde and Warm Brass finishes
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Champagne (CH)
  • Dominant white with pale yellow accent swirls and streaks
  • Hand paddled—no two sections of color are alike
  • Produces an even glow that is brighter than Honey or Gold Iridescent
  • Pairs especially well with our Architectural Bronze and Textured Black finishes
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Wispy White (WW)
  • Swirls of pure white
  • Produces an even glow across the panel
  • Hand paddled—no two sections of color are alike
  • Pairs especially well with our Textured Black, Powder Coat Bronze or Architectural Bronze finishes
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Mica (MI)
  • A layer of translucent, crystalline mica reinforced by a glass panel
  • Earth tone that warms the color temperature of the light, in some cases to a deep maroon depending on the bulb used
  • Available both indoors and outdoors
  • Matches other manufacturer's amber mica
  • Pairs especially well with our Warm Brass and Textured Bronze finishes
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Almond Mica (AM)
  • A layer of translucent, crystalline mica reinforced by a glass panel
  • Warms the color temperature of the light slightly
  • Can be used to simulate Japanese rice paper (washi)
  • Available both indoors and outdoors
  • Pairs especially well with our Warm Brass and New Verde finishes
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Frosted Seedy (FS)
  • Dotted with air bubbles and features a frosted interior
  • The bubbles sometimes create a unique, dappled pattern in the shadows they cast
  • Highest output of light outside of the clear glass options
  • Coordinates well with other manufacturer's frosted glass options
  • Bulbs often create a visible hotspot
  • Pairs especially well with our Powder Coat Bronze and Textured Black finishes
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Clear Seedy (CS) – Available Only on Candle Cluster Products
  • Clear glass dotted with air bubbles
  • The bubbles occasionally create a unique, dappled pattern in the shadows they cast
  • Bulbs are visible, high level of light output
  • Traditionally used for exterior lighting
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Water Glass (WG) – Available Only on Candle Cluster Products
  • Resembles the wavy, undulating quality of early glass
  • Classic, antique look and feel
  • Bulbs are visible (with slight distortion?), high level of light output
  • Traditionally used for exterior lighting
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