Pair Of Lightolier Pewter Finish Sconces Circa 1924 (ANT-127) - For Sale
Pair Of Lightolier Pewter Finish Sconces Circa 1924 (ANT-127)
Very nice pair of circa 1924 wall sconces. The reason we are saying "1924" is that they are signed on the back as follows: "Design Pat 4-1-24 Made in U.S.A" Unique sconces since they are so well signed and documented. The gorgeous quality shades are signed "Lightolier" where they slip into the fitter.
The metal of the backplates is normal white metal with a lovely pewter finish. The castings are crisp and obvious of very fine quality. The lovely shaped drop in shades are simply so unique both as to shape and decor. They even have a slight iridescence to them, which is very attractive. Being original shades, nearly 90 yrs old, minor "NEVER SEEN" flakes are where the shades are slipped into the fitters. These sconces have been completely rewired with true Bakelite sockets; new switches (which are identical to the 1930's types by Leviton) and wire. Everything here, both shades and backplates, are original. The mounting nut in the center of the backplate is an exact reproduction since the originals were missing when we received the sconces. Very minor indeed.
Sockets are rewired, UL approved for up to 100 watts each.
Measurements: Max overall height of 12". Max width: 5 ½" It will project into the room, from the wall a mere 5 1/2".