Very LARGE and important pair of sconces with antique French shades.
At this time, we actually have four sconces --2 pairs-- but are selling one pair at a time.
We have remade the frames for these shades as the original one we had looked like it had been run over by a truck. Still...from the parts we rescued and the carving we accomplished, a great result was finally achieved.
The shades date from about 1920 - 1930, and are some of the finest of French glass making. They are about 3/8” thick at the edges...really beautiful glass. The glass shades are fully and deeply embossed with the flowers protruding from the surface, and the diamond edges are also nicely embossed.
We actually received five of these shades. We also experimented with some amber glass dye on the one shade that was broken, which gave us some interesting results. We toyed with the idea of making the shades amber...so if you like this idea...perhaps we could do that for you.
We carefully considered the placement of the candelabrum sockets since the original backplate was missing all hints of the previous arrangement. After experimenting with types and arrangements of candelabrum sockets, we settled on a 3 socket arrangement which highlights the rose and floral décor, yet still fills in the bottom of the shade which often is left dark in other sconces. Candelabrum sockets are required due to the limited interior of the sconce.
Totally wired in our UL shop, with sockets capable of up to 75 watts incandescent each. However, antique shades are particularly susceptible to breakage from temperature extremes, so we recommend using LED light bulbs (as pictured). LED bulbs emit more lumens of light per watt consumed, and do not produce as much heat as incandescent bulbs.
Measurements: An impressive LARGE 14” tall by 11 1/2” wide. The longest projection point from the wall into the room is 3 1/2” at the center large rose on the shade.
$1,375.00 for one complete pair of sconces (as shown)...plus $35.00 for careful Ground shipping within the contiguous 48 states.
Residents of Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico to pay a $45.00 surcharge to cover extra shipping costs to these areas.
International Customers: Shipping costs will be calculated and invoiced separately. If you would like a shipping quote before purchase, please contact us...we would be happy to oblige!
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