Very hard to find Arts and Crafts LARGE garden or outside social sconces like these and we have even seen similar ones used in home theaters for a nice effect.
Dating from Circa 1900, they were constructed as a GAS and Electric sconces like the interior chandeliers made at this time when electrical supplies were spotty at best. Looking on top of the sconce, you can see the gas valve with teeter lever valve which could be opened and closed using a long gas lighter’s pole.
The overall height of this great sconce with the chain long is 38”, while it’s width is 9 1/4”. It projects outwards 20“. On the short chain fixture the chain is about 5 inches shorter.
To get an idea of just how large these great lights are, please note the 12” ruler that is included in the pictures.
The original ball shade has a 6” fitter and is much thicker than the re-creations that are made today. It is just amazing that it has survived about 100 years.
This could quite easily accept a 250 watt light bulb or the new induction type bulbs due to be in our inventory before the end of the year. The induction bulb has a life of 60,000 to 100,000 hours for the electrical usage of only 40 watts worth of electricity. It produces an incredible 264 watts of incandescent light equivalent.
We have removed all the rust and replaced perished screws. These fixtures have been re-wired to UL standards and are ready to mount. We are offering the ten fixtures we took from an estate finished in either an au-naturel Iron and Brass ...or...finishing them in a Semi-Gloss black. When these fixture are gone, as they say...they are gone. Only ten were pulled from a lovely estate courtyard.
Measurements: Backplate meas: Ht- 20 11/16" x W- 6 3/4". OA Ht- 38" x W- 9 1/4" Projects 20" Fitter size 6"