Twenties Era Wall Sconces...a Pair

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Lovely set of circa 1920's wall sconces. Original antique sconces with amazing shell motif antique amber shades. These sconces have a lovely before-depression pewter look and a great design that is so typical of the Twenties motif. The amber shell motif shades are so very nice. They are a deep cast glass with deep pattern which is nicely shaped. Admirable is how the shapes are all tied together. There is a scroll on the backplate, repeated with a scroll on the shade fitter and finial too. Even the tops of the shades repeat this curve to tie all the decorative elements together. A nice presentation. The metal of the backplates is cast metal, with a lovely light pewter finish. Ready to go...nothing needs to be done except add the light bulbs of your choice. We would recommend our LED bulb (45G-E26) if you wish ambient light rather than full room power. The shade is of a low type and these bulbs would fit perfectly. The ambiance of these bulbs is warm, and they draw so little electricity (1.6 watts) that we have known folks that leave them on 24/7. The bulbs do have an expected life of 25,000 - 30,000 hours. These sconces have been completely re-wired in our UL shop with new sockets and wire. There are not any switches for these sconces. Measurements: The overall sconce height is 10”. The maximum width (shade) is 4 1/2”. It will project into the room from the wall 6”.