A unique large sconce featuring two pushup candle sticks…sockets with bobeches;
down sloping sides and elliptical grease pan shelf…all edges with folded rims;
reinforced bottom and wire hanging device; original black paint. Ex personal collection
of Ted and Carol Hayward, Ex Sandra Cutchin. (Height: 17"; width: 16"; depth: 12")
A rectangular form with vertical orientation, three candle sockets with ejection slits
within bracketed pan having folded front edge. The back is decorated with simple
arched branches emanating from a single stem. The surface is very interesting with
traces of thinning paint, natural stippling and oxidized color.
(Height: 16.25"; width: 12"; depth: 3")
A rare and desirable pair of shaped glass wall sconces featuring cut decoration and
ground edges; the glass is mounted on conforming wood backs having wrought iron
straps designed for hanging. Brass cup fittings with drop finials piercing the glass
receive the scrolled brass arms that accommodate a pair of nozzles above cast and
turned drip pans. At onetime these were electrified as evidenced by tiny apertures in
nozzles and drip pans that do not distract. For similar examples see English Looking
Glasses – A Study of the Glass, Frames and Makers (1670-1820)
by Geoffrey Wills, page 112, plate 120.
This pair said to have been purchased at a flea market in Amsterdam
See: Domestic Metalwork 1640-1820 by Gentle and Field, pp., 199, no. 7; also The Art of Pilgrim Century Furniture (1620-1720) by Francis Barrett, page 32.
(H: 15"; W: 8"; drip-pan D: 4")
An inspired highly decorated work consisting of thirty-eight pieces of punch-decorated tinned sheet- iron and a domed copper disc at the center of star; single candle socket with scalloped bobeche. Nice patina. Very good condition with minor rust as depicted; one tin disk sweated. (Height: 20.5 inches; width: 14 inches; depth: 4.5 inches.) Literature: Early Lighting, compiled and Published by the Rushlight Club, page 31; plate 3-54.
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