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Pair of French Empire Style Bronze Wall Lights
Located in London, GB
Each of this pair of French wall lights are cast in patinated bronze. The ormolu light branches are held aloft by 'termes' - half-length figures, which here are in the guise of winge...
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20th Century French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze, Ormolu

  • Pair of French Empire Style Bronze Wall Lights
  • Pair of French Empire Style Bronze Wall Lights
  • Pair of French Empire Style Bronze Wall Lights
  • Pair of French Empire Style Bronze Wall Lights
H 40.56 in. W 19.69 in. D 11.82 in.
French Empire Gilt Bronze Mirrored Crystal Double Light Sconces Wall Lights Pair
Located in Coimbra, PT
Housing two-light bulbs each E14. Bronze detailing with all crystal intact.
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Vintage 1930s French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Bronze

Large Pair of French Empire Style Gilt Bronze Seven-Light Wall Lights
Located in New York, NY
Large pair of French Empire style gilt bronze wall lights. Surmounted by a classical female figure standing atop an orb and holding butterflies in each hand, above two tier structur...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

French Empire Bronze Wall Sconces
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Empire style bronze 5-arm wall sconces with swan top and double ball design (19th century).
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

  • French Empire Bronze Wall Sconces
  • French Empire Bronze Wall Sconces
  • French Empire Bronze Wall Sconces
  • French Empire Bronze Wall Sconces
H 15 in. W 18 in. D 12 in.
Pair of French Empire Vintage Wall Applique Lights Objects Sconces, 1920s
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful sculptural pair of bronze/brass wall lights sconces. France, 1900s-1930s Lamp sockets: 1.
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Bronze

Rare Empire Ormolu Bronze Wall Lights, circa 1850
Located in London, GB
A rare pair of Charles X ormolu bronze seven branch wall lights in the Empire Revival style. Exclusive mercury gilding and lately electrified.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Charles X Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

  • Rare Empire Ormolu Bronze Wall Lights, circa 1850
  • Rare Empire Ormolu Bronze Wall Lights, circa 1850
  • Rare Empire Ormolu Bronze Wall Lights, circa 1850
  • Rare Empire Ormolu Bronze Wall Lights, circa 1850
H 16.93 in. W 15.36 in. D 8.27 in.
Pair of French Empire Wall Sconces
Located in Fairfax, VA
A fantastic pair of 1950s French wall sconce. This wonderful pair of Mid-Century Empire style wall sconces are made of bronze.
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Vintage 1950s French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

  • Pair of French Empire Wall Sconces
  • Pair of French Empire Wall Sconces
  • Pair of French Empire Wall Sconces
  • Pair of French Empire Wall Sconces
H 9 in. W 9 in. D 5 in.
Set of Three Empire Style Ormolu Wall Lights
Located in London, GB
A half moon ring ornamented with fruits and vines, issuing forth palm fronds and five foliate arms.
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Antique 19th Century French Wall Lights and Sconces

  • Set of Three Empire Style Ormolu Wall Lights
  • Set of Three Empire Style Ormolu Wall Lights
  • Set of Three Empire Style Ormolu Wall Lights
  • Set of Three Empire Style Ormolu Wall Lights
H 23.04 in. W 16.15 in. D 11.42 in.
French Empire Bronze Doré Wall Sconce
Located in New York, NY
French Empire style 19th century bronze doré wall sconce with lion head on back plate and 3 griffin arms.
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Antique Late 19th Century Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Bronze

  • French Empire Bronze Doré Wall Sconce
  • French Empire Bronze Doré Wall Sconce
  • French Empire Bronze Doré Wall Sconce
  • French Empire Bronze Doré Wall Sconce
H 11.5 in. W 16 in. D 10 in.
Vintage Pair of Empire Revival Ormolu Wall Lights, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a stunning monumental vintage pair of French Empire Revival ormolu wall lights, dating from the late 20th century. They are beautifully decorated with bows, ribbons, flami...
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Vintage 1980s French Empire Revival Wall Lights and Sconces

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Ormolu

French Empire Style Bronze Gilt Wall Sconces
Located in New York, NY
Eight French Empire style 20th century bronze and gilt trimmed 4 arm wall sconces with female figures (priced per pair).
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20th Century Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

  • French Empire Style Bronze Gilt Wall Sconces
  • French Empire Style Bronze Gilt Wall Sconces
  • French Empire Style Bronze Gilt Wall Sconces
  • French Empire Style Bronze Gilt Wall Sconces
H 22.5 in. W 11.5 in. D 5.75 in.
Pair of Splendid Bronze French Empire Wall Sconces
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Absolutely sublime top drawer bronze electried antique wall sconces having 2 lights each, and marvelous decoration including urn at the top, tassel at the bottom, acanthus leaves and...
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Antique Early 1900s French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Pair of French Empire Style Bronze Wall Sconces
Located in Fairfax, VA
An exceptional pair of double French early 20th century bronze wall sconces with torch backplate and great detail and workmanship.
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Antique Early 1900s French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Rare 19th Century Pair of Empire Red Tôle Corner Wall Lights
Located in London, GB
A rare pair of early 19th century red tole corner wall lights. The shield-shaped reservoirs with projecting arms fitted for electricity and supporting tapering triangular shades, all...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Metal

Pair of Caldwell French Empire Style Ormolu Wall Sconces
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Empire-style (late 19th Century) ormolu wall sconces with sixteen arms, and shield form back plates with crossed palm fronds surrounding a scrolling vine cast pierced ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Ormolu

Four French Empire, Gilt Bronze Wall Sconces, circa 1860
Located in Baltimore, MD
Two, exceptional pairs of 19th century 3-arm gas sconces featuring Horn-shaped arms ornamented with anthemions and terminating in urn form candle cups with swags. Sconce body depicts...
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Antique 1860s French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Two Empire wall sconces. Bronze, Glass, France, circa 1900
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of appliques. Bronze, glass. Empire style, France, circa 1900. Both are practically the same, each wall light has three points of light and a decoration and lines that respond...
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Early 20th Century French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze, Other

Pair of French Empire Brass and Tole Wall Sconces
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Empire electrified wall sconces, each with an elliptical brass bracket with a single brass arm emanating from a green tole oil lamp with gold swan-form handles and a f...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Tôle

Pair of French Second Empire Three-Light Wall Sconces
Located in Montreal, QC
These good quality sconces in mat black and gilt bronze are pierced with scrolls and flower heads and with drip pans and arms cast with stylized acanthus. The two-tone gilding and ha...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze, Bronze

French Empire Style Crystal and Brass Sconce Wall Light, 1930s
Located in Barntrup, DE
This adorable Empire-style sconce features a brass frame draped with crystal glass beading on the top level and three tiers of crystal glass pendants on the bottom. Two interior lig...
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Vintage 1930s French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Brass, Metal

Pair of French Empire Style Arrow Swan Wall Sconces
By Sherle Wagner
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of French Empire style gold plated bronze wall sconces. Expertly executed with fine detailing including arrow and swan motif. Each sconce uses 2 candelabra base bulbs. Stamped P...
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Vintage 1970s Portuguese Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Pair of French Empire Gilt Wood and Lacquer Wall Sconces
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Empire-style (19th Century) giltwood and black lacquer wall sconces with four arms and figural winged ladies (PRICED AS Pair)
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Wood

Pair of French Empire Style Brass Wall Sconces
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of nicely detailed French Empire style two-arm wall sconces with central flame and torch motif. Newly wired for US with back plates added for US installation.
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Vintage 1950s French Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Bronze Wall Sconces French Empire Style
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
Pair of French Empire style bronze wall sconces Pair of Empire style bronze wall sconces with Putti holding a torch Excellent quality and fine finish. They are unusual pieces....
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Vintage 1940s French Louis XVI Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

  • Pair of Bronze Wall Sconces French Empire Style
  • Pair of Bronze Wall Sconces French Empire Style
  • Pair of Bronze Wall Sconces French Empire Style
  • Pair of Bronze Wall Sconces French Empire Style
H 25.2 in. W 11.42 in. D 5.91 in.
Pair of French Empire Style Bronze with Dionysus face Wall Sconces
Located in Fairfax, VA
French four-arm bronze wall sconces with face of god of grape harvest.
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Vintage 1920s French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

1910s French Empire Wall Cast Brass with Gold Filigree, Quantity Available
Located in New York, NY
1910s fine detailed brass casting French Empire style sconce with gold filigree. Priced each. This can be seen at our 400 Gilligan St location in Scranton. PA.
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Early 20th Century French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of French Empire Style Brass Wall Sconces with Lions Heads
By Maison Jansen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This distinguished pair of Empire style, French brass sconces boast intricate detail on the cornu shaped arms. The lion heads sit on a black enameled, circular base. The pièce de re...
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Mid-20th Century French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Empire Style Wall Sconces Bronze, France, 20th Century
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
Solid brass or brass wall lamp Empire style with two arms This wall sconces Empire style white rigid appearance, solid and basic geometric shapes. Decorated with acanthus leaves a...
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Mid-20th Century French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Pair of 19th Century French Empire Style Bronze Wall Sconces
Located in Fairfax, VA
Elegant pair of 19th century five light in gilt and oxidized bronze wall sconces.
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

20th Century Empire Wall Sconces
Located in Fairfax, VA
Masterfully crafted in France during 20th century, this pair of Empire wall sconces features a beautiful gilt bronze and black lacquer design.
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Vintage 1920s French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

  • 20th Century Empire Wall Sconces
  • 20th Century Empire Wall Sconces
  • 20th Century Empire Wall Sconces
  • 20th Century Empire Wall Sconces
H 8.5 in. W 10 in. D 4 in.
Pair of French Empire Style Bronze Lion Wall Sconces
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of nicely detailed French 1920s Empire style two light wall sconces with lion and star motif. The sconce frame attaches to wall using a hook (see close up showing where the hook...
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Vintage 1920s French Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

French Empire Style Gilt Bronze Wall Sconce by Gherardo Degli Albizzi
By Gherardo Degli Albizzi
Located in Florence, Tuscany
This French Empire style gilt bronze wall sconce by Gherardo Degli Albizzi features the best quality hand-chiselled details. The backplate of this sconce features a central round pla...
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2010s Italian Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

French Empire Style Gilt Bronze Wall Sconce by Gherardo Degli Albizzi
By Gherardo Degli Albizzi
Located in Florence, Tuscany
This French Empire Style Gilt Bronze Wall Sconce by Gherardo Degli Albizzi features the best quality hand-chiselled details. The backplate of this sconce features a central round pla...
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2010s Italian Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

19th Century French Empire Gilt Bronze Three-Light Sconce, Wall Candelabra
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
French Empire gilt bronze three-arm wall candleholder finely ornate with foliate, acorn motifs and three female faces, circa 1850-1870. This wall candelabra can easily be converted ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

French Empire Style Gilt Bronze Wall Sconce by Gherardo Degli Albizzi
By Gherardo Degli Albizzi
Located in Florence, Tuscany
This French Empire style gilt bronze wall sconce by Gherardo Degli Albizzi features the best quality hand-chiselled details. The backplate of this sconce features a lacquered round ...
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2010s Italian Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze, Bronze

French Empire Style Gilt Bronze Wall Sconce by Gherardo Degli Albizzi
By Gherardo Degli Albizzi
Located in Florence, Tuscany
This French Empire style gilt bronze wall sconce by Gherardo Degli Albizzi features the best quality hand-chiseled details. The backplate of this sconce is a central round plate wit...
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2010s Italian Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

2 Minka Lavery French Empire Torchiere Grape Vine Wall Sconce Light Lantern
Located in Dayton, OH
Two monumental French Empire style wall sconce torch lights with frosted glass shade. Made by Minka Lavery. Torch shaped with spiraling design. Made from metal with a brass finish an...
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Late 20th Century Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Composition, Brass

Pair of French Empire Style Gilt Bronze Lion Medallion Wall Sconces
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Empire-style (20th Century) gilt bronze wall sconces with two arms, a lion mask and classical head decorative medallion and an arrow form. (PRICED AS Pair)
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20th Century Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Set of Eight French Empire Style Gilt Bronze Figural Neoclassical Wall Sconces
Located in New York, NY
A set of eight superb French Empire style gilt bronze figural double light wall sconces of great quality embellished with fine figural masks of neoclassical men.
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20th Century French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Pair of French Empire Style Ebonized and Gilt Four-Arm Wall Sconces
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Empire style ebonized and gilt four-arm wall sconces with flame top (20th century).  
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20th Century French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Giltwood

French Wall Sconce Applique in Empire Style circa 1900 Bronze
Located in Berlin, DE
French wall sconce applique in Empire style circa 1900 bronze Gilded bronze, torch-shaped shaft, two arms shaped like cornucopia. Electrified. (F-105).
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Antique Early 1900s French Belle Époque Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of French Bronze Wall Appliqués or Sconces Empire Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Pair of French bronze wall appliqués or sconces Empire style. Bronze chased sconces. Spine shield starting from 2 designed as fully plastic snake’s lighthouses. (F-Hud-24).
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20th Century French Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

20th Century Empire Style Basket Wall Light
Located in Berlin, DE
Finely engraved bronze. Finely ground crystal (30% lead). (F-Me-80).
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20th Century French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Bronze

  • 20th Century Empire Style Basket Wall Light
  • 20th Century Empire Style Basket Wall Light
  • 20th Century Empire Style Basket Wall Light
  • 20th Century Empire Style Basket Wall Light
H 32.68 in. W 12.21 in. D 12.6 in.
Pair of 19th Century Empire Wall Sconces
Located in Casteren, NL
Pair of 19th century Empire wall sconces made of bronze. This wall scones were originally gas lamps later transferred to electric lamps. Originates France, circa 1870.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

  • Pair of 19th Century Empire Wall Sconces
  • Pair of 19th Century Empire Wall Sconces
  • Pair of 19th Century Empire Wall Sconces
  • Pair of 19th Century Empire Wall Sconces
H 16.93 in. W 5.91 in. D 15.75 in.
Pair of Bronze Empire Style Swan Arm Wall Sconces
Located in Fairfax, VA
Pair of French 1930's double swan arms empire style bronze wall sconces.
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Vintage 1930s French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

19th Century French Empire Set of Ormolu or Doré Bronze Arrow Wall Sconces
Located in Haarlem, NL
Antique pair of French First Empire doré bronze wall candlesticks in arrow form. Decorated with palmette or palm leaf decor. These sconces have not been electrified but they hav...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze, Bronze

Pair of Antique French Empire Style Bronze and Crystal Wall Sconces
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Antique French Empire Style Bronze and Crystal Wall Sconces Stock Number: L270
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Antique 19th Century French Wall Lights and Sconces

Pair of Large Empire Revival Bronze Two-Light Wall Appliques, France
Located in Hollywood, FL
The flame finial above a central section with foliate and fluted columnar stem, with two arms similarly decorated.
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Antique 19th Century French Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

French Crystal Prisms Empire Sconces, circa 1930
Located in Modena (MO), IT
Housing two lights each, will be rewired with certified UL US socket for the USA and certified socket for other countries and ready to hang. Bronze top, middle and bottom with great ...
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Vintage 1930s French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Bronze

French Crystal Prisms Empire Sconces, circa 1930
Located in Modena (MO), IT
Housing one light each, will be rewired with certified UL US socket for the USA and certified socket for other countries and ready to hang. Bronze top and tiers with great detail. Ad...
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Vintage 1930s French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Bronze

French Bronze Empire Style Crystal Sconces, 1930s
Located in Modena (MO), IT
Housing one light each. Will be rewired with certified sockets for appropriate country. Gold metal with bronze bands with details. Adorning crystal prisms. Free priority UPS shipping...
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Vintage 1930s French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Metal, Bronze

Suite of Four Empire Style Three-Arm Wall Sconces
Located in Montreal, QC
Four matching Empire style French cast bronze three-arm wall sconce. Oval cast gilt bronze back black with stylized acanthus leaf design supporting a gilt banded oxidized sphere from...
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Early 20th Century French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Pair 19th Century French Empire Figural Bronze 2 Arm Wall Sconces Sothebys
Located in Roslyn, NY
A pair of very fine 19th century French empire doré bronze figural two-arm sconces. The left facing figure is of a woman, and countering her is the right facing man. Provenance to...
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Antique 19th Century French Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

French 19th Century Neoclassical Empire Revival Style Bronze Wall Sconces, Pair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine pair of French 19th century neoclassical empire revival style gilt and patinated bronze four-light wall sconces (wall lights). The ornately chased bronze candle-arms with an a...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Revival Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze, Bronze

French Empire Bronze Arrow Sconce
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Classic French Empire styled bronze sconce with decorative arrow. The two arms of the sconce feature scalloped edging. They are also Art Deco inspired.              
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20th Century French Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

  • French Empire Bronze Arrow Sconce
  • French Empire Bronze Arrow Sconce
  • French Empire Bronze Arrow Sconce
  • French Empire Bronze Arrow Sconce
H 18 in. W 9 in. D 4 in.
Pair of French Empire Style Gilt Bronze Sconces
Located in London, GB
Pair of French Empire style gilt bronze sconces French, 20th Century Measures: Height 88cm, width 38cm, depth 35cm This elegant pair of sconces is wrought from gilt bronze in th...
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20th Century French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze, Ormolu

  • Pair of French Empire Style Gilt Bronze Sconces
  • Pair of French Empire Style Gilt Bronze Sconces
  • Pair of French Empire Style Gilt Bronze Sconces
  • Pair of French Empire Style Gilt Bronze Sconces
H 34.65 in. W 14.97 in. D 13.78 in.
Gilt-Bronze Wall Appliques, France
Located in Greding, DE
Pair of wall appliques made out of gilt bronze, decorated with lion mascarons holding the arms in their mauls, surrounded by laurel leaves. Provenance: Collection Giesela Zick.
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Antique 1820s French Empire Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

  • Gilt-Bronze Wall Appliques, France
  • Gilt-Bronze Wall Appliques, France
  • Gilt-Bronze Wall Appliques, France
  • Gilt-Bronze Wall Appliques, France
H 9.85 in. W 7.09 in. D 5.52 in.
Old Bronze / Brass Wall Lamp 2nd Period Empire, circa 1900
Located in Berlin, DE
Old bronze / brass wall lamp 2nd period Empire, circa 1900. Fantastically beautiful bronze sconce. Rich decorated and chased. Electrified, an E14 bulb. F(-48).  
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Antique Early 1900s French Empire Revival Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Mid 19th C French Empire Bronze Doré Sconces
Located in Charleston, SC
These bronze sconces are Second Empire and were created in France, circa 1850. The pair has three lights mounted on a patterned hoop. The wall plates of these sconces have two large ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Empire Revival Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

  • Mid 19th C French Empire Bronze Doré Sconces
  • Mid 19th C French Empire Bronze Doré Sconces
  • Mid 19th C French Empire Bronze Doré Sconces
  • Mid 19th C French Empire Bronze Doré Sconces
H 11.5 in. W 8.5 in. D 8.75 in.
Pair of French Empire Style Sconces
Located in New York, NY
A pair of circa 1920's French Empire style two-arm sconces. Measurements: Height: 9.5" Width: 9" Depth: 4.5".
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Vintage 1920s French Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Bronze

  • Pair of French Empire Style Sconces
  • Pair of French Empire Style Sconces
  • Pair of French Empire Style Sconces
  • Pair of French Empire Style Sconces
H 9.5 in. W 9 in. D 4.5 in.
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French Empire Wall Lights For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of French empire wall lights is available at 1stDibs. Each of these unique French empire wall lights was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, bronze and ormolu. We have 375 antique and vintage French empire wall lights in-stock, while there are 5 modern editions to choose from as well. French empire wall lights have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of French empire wall lights to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Empire, Neoclassical and Louis XVI French empire wall lights are of considerable interest. Gherardo Degli Albizzi, Atelier Petitot and Maison Baguès each produced beautiful French empire wall lights that are worth considering.

How Much are French Empire Wall Lights?

Prices for French empire wall lights can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, French empire wall lights begin at $246 and can go as high as $87,500, while the average can fetch as much as $2,575.

Finding the Right Wall Lights and Sconces for You

From the kitchen to the bedroom and everywhere in between, there is one major part of home decor that you definitely want to master: lighting. It’s no longer merely practical — carefully selected wall lights and sconces can do wonders in establishing mood and highlighting your distinctive personality.

We’re a long way from the candelabra-inspired chandeliers of the medieval era. Lighting designers have been creating and reinventing lighting solutions for eons. Because of the advancements crafted by these venturesome makers, we now have the opportunity to bring unique, customizable lighting solutions into our homes. It’s never been easier to create dramatic bedrooms, cozy kitchen areas and cheerful bars than it is today. Think of an elegant wall sconce as functional as well as a work of art, adding both light and style to your hallways, whimsical kids’ rooms and elsewhere.

When choosing a lighting solution, first determine what your needs are: Will you opt for a moody or a bright feel? The room that will serve as your home office will need adequate lighting — think “the brighter, the better” for this particular setting. For the bedroom, bedside wall lamps with warm-temperature bulbs could be the way to go to induce a sense of calm or intimacy. Try to match the style of the wall light or sconce that you’re installing to the overall design scheme of your room. It’s never “just a light.” You should approach the lighting of a room with a mindset that is one part practical and one part aesthetics-driven.

Let 1stDibs help you set the mood with the right wall lights and sconces for your home. Our collection includes every kind of fixture, from sculptural works by Austrian craftsman J.T. Kalmar to chic industrial-style wall sconces, from adjustable painted aluminum wall lamps designed by Artemide to a wide variety of minimalist mid-century modern masterpieces.