1900 gas electric brass LARGE sconces PAIR

$1,380.00

1 in stock

Description

I’m very pleased to offer this fantastic PAIR of circa-1900 gas/electric brass sconces!

This listing is for two identical fixtures.

The sconces are impressively scaled, at 18-wide (shade to shade), 11-1/2-high, and with a remarkable 18-depth.

Each sconce has two electric arms that face down, and one central arm that faces up. The latter was originally a gas arm; this has been converted to electric. So, all three arms per fixture are now electrified.

For much of the 19th-century, gas lighting was the norm. In the last decade of the century, electric lighting started to make inroads, and gas/electric combination fixtures became popular. During the first decade of the 20th-century, gas lighting waned in popularity, and all-electric fixtures became widely available.

As such, the sconces listed here represent a narrow window in the history of lighting. Which is kinda cool.

Please note the delightfully whimsical, oversized finials protruding above/below the spherical center hubs.

It appears that the brass was polished about a decade ago, as it would have been when new. The brass has a lacquer finish, so no polishing will be required!

If your home was built in the 1900s, and if you’ve been looking for a pair of large and striking sconces, this unique pair might be ideal!

Wholly restored with all new wiring and sockets, this pair of sconces is ready to hang, and come with all the mounting hardware needed!

DETAILS: The fixtures accept standard base 60W bulbs (not included). Clear Edison-style bulbs will work well.
COLOR: Bright brass.
SIZE: See above.
CONDITION:
The top of one center hub has a small crack. This faces the wall and cannot be seen. There are three very small stress cracks; again, these are not obvious. There are some minor ripples common to vintage brass fixtures.
The shades are undamaged.
The sockets appear to be about ten years old. All the wiring, and paper insulators, are brand new.
SHIPPING: Insured shipping in the Continental US will be…FREE!