Late Art Deco Pair of Sconces Circa 1938

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Lovely pair of wall sconces. Original antique backplates and orignal antique shades.

These sconces have a close to Streamline appearance with a slight earlier deco touch to the bottom of the backplates. A pewter look with brass accents backplates but with a more restrained backplate design that is so typi­­­­cal of the late Deco design style i.e more like Streamline Art Deco.

The shades are a nice reeded custard glass with small beads running along with the reeding. They do match the straight line ambiance of the fixtures quite well. They are in excellent condition.

The metal, of the backplates, is cast iron with a lovely pewter finish. Ready to go...nothing needs to be done except add the light bulbs of your choice. These sconces have been completely re-wired with new sockets and all new wire in our UL listed workshop.

Note that the switches for these lights are directly below the shades. They are part of the socket and make a integral part of the light. They are a rotary style deco switch used from about 1910 onward.

We suggest using our neat little LED bulb 45G-E26 (picture below) if these sconces are for ambiance and less that full room light. This little 2 watt bulb produces almost as much light as a 25 watt incandescent bulb but only nibbles at the electricity. lasts 30,000 hours.

Measurements: The Overall sconce height is 8 1/2”. The maximum width (which is the shade) is 6 ”. It will project into the room, from the wall 7”. The backplate measures: 4 1/2” wide by 8 1/2”tall.

$ 325.00 for the complete pair... plus careful packaging and shipping