1930s sconces by Lightolier PAIR
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I’m very pleased to offer this stunning pair of 1930s sconces by Lightolier!
The sconces have gorgeous glass shades, and can be used in any room. Your bathroom? Bedroom? Foyer?
Originally, the sconces had pull-chain but these were lost when I acquired the set. The sconces, newly wired, will hard-wire directly to your electrical boxes, and be controlled by a wall switch (assuming your room is wired as such).
The sconces are quite rare. This is the first set I have ever offered.
Beginning in the 1920s, and for many decades thereafter, the Lightolier Company (extant today of course) made some of the very finest fixtures. Their designs were always simply dazzling, and the quality was the very very very best. When you restore vintage lights such as I do, these aspects are so obvious they tend to jump out. It’s always a particular pleasure restoring a Lightolier!
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When the sconces were sold in the 1930s they would have been about twice the price of comparable fixtures by other lighting companies. This premium was for the quality, design, and the Lightolier name. Kinda like the difference between a Chevy and a Rolls-Royce. This premium still applies today.
At the height of the Depression, Lightolier made a remarkable investment: they opened up a deluxe state-of-the-art showroom in NYC – a Kingdom Of Light, no less. What I wouldn’t give to time travel.
To me, fixtures like these should be in a museum. It is not just their rarity; it’s the quality, too. The fixtures are light years away from the kind of lighting made today, and were wholly made in America. Remember that far, far away time when this country actually made stuff? And quality stuff at that? Sigh.
Wholly restored and with new sockets and wiring, this set is ready to hang, and comes with all the mounting hardware needed!
- Each sconce accepts one standard base 60W bulb.
- The mounting spheres are original.
COLOR: White. Brass. Tan.
SIZE: The sconces are about 8-inches high. They project not quite 6-inches. The back-plate is 4-1/2-inches wide. The shades are 4-wide.
- I love writing this: there’s no damage.
- The sockets and wiring are new.
- The brass buttons on the bottom replace the lost pull-chains.
- The white finish is new and replicates the original color.
SHIPPING: Insured shipping in the Continental US will be…FREE!