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Advice regarding finish for exterior gas lantern light on 1890 house

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I'm trying to decide on the finish color for a gas lantern to be installed on the outside of our 1890 brownstone (actually sandstone). I've narrowed it down to 2 finishes: 1)verdigris green which is copper treated to age it for an antique look and 2) oil rubbed bronze which is copper chemically treated to appear almost black. Note that the mounting back plate and the gooseneck bracket we are installing are all finished in black.

Our hardware on the front door is all brass/gold and our windows and exterior trim are all dark brown (F&B Mahogany) with the front door currently BM Meditteranean Teal which is a hunter green with a touch of slate blue. Our cast iron stairs and front fence and gate are all black.

The following are pics of the front of our house and the lanterns shown in the verigris green (1st from left) and the dark bronze (3rd from left).

Any advice or insight would be greatly appreciated!!

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