Period Electrical

The finest collection of period electrical sockets and switches. Manufactured in Britain to the highest standards. These items make the perfect finishing touch to a renovated period home. 

Our range includes simple Victorian dolly switches to elaborate fluted oak dome switches. We use traditional materials like wood and brass and match them with backplates that bring out the vintage style. 


A history of period electrical switches

Period electrical switches encapsulate the essence of historical design while merging functionality with exquisite craftsmanship. These switches, often crafted from materials like brass, Bakelite, porcelain, and nickel, mirror the stylistic evolution of different eras, adding a touch of vintage allure to interior spaces.

The Victorian era heralded the advent of electrical switches, initially featuring simple yet elegant designs. Brass switches, with their ornate detailing and intricate engravings, were favoured during this period, reflecting the opulence and craftsmanship of the time.

Moving into the early 20th century, the Art Deco movement brought forth a shift in switch design. Streamlined and geometric shapes became prevalent, with switches crafted from materials like Bakelite, offering a modernistic touch while retaining an air of sophistication. Porcelain switches, popular during the early 20th century, showcased a delicate beauty and durability.

Their minimalist designs and glossy finishes added a timeless elegance to interiors, blending seamlessly with various decor styles. Nickel-plated switches emerged in the mid-20th century, featuring sleek and polished surfaces. These switches, with their understated yet modern appearance, reflected the era's penchant for minimalist aesthetics and functionality. Period electrical switches, whether faithfully restored originals or meticulously crafted reproductions, stand as captivating artefacts, preserving the charm and design ethos of their respective eras while adding a nostalgic ambience to contemporary spaces.