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1950's French Modernist Sconce
Located in Hingham, MA
Single applique light in the manner of Mathieu Mategot and Jacques Biny with single bronze half cone mounded to enameled perforated steel in brass banded frame. Attributed to Kobis e...
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Vintage 1950s French Wall Lights and Sconces

  • 1950's French Modernist Sconce
  • 1950's French Modernist Sconce
  • 1950's French Modernist Sconce
  • 1950's French Modernist Sconce
H 10 in. W 13 in. D 4.5 in.
Modernist French Sconces
Located in Miami, FL
Rare pair of modernist French sconces. Three lights, 60 watts max per bulb US rewired and working condition Shades dimension: 4" height, 4"diam base, 3" diam top dimension without sh...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

  • Modernist French Sconces
  • Modernist French Sconces
  • Modernist French Sconces
  • Modernist French Sconces
H 13 in. W 13 in. D 11 in.
Modernist French Nickel Sconces
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A unique pair of nickel ribbon sconces from 1960s France in the style of Lunel. Partially restored and ready to use. Single candelabra based E12 sockets per sconce. We at Lumfardo Lu...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Steel

  • Modernist French Nickel Sconces
  • Modernist French Nickel Sconces
  • Modernist French Nickel Sconces
  • Modernist French Nickel Sconces
H 13.75 in. W 4.5 in. D 3.25 in.
Pair of French Modernist Sconces in the Style of M. Matégot
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in Miami, FL
Superb pair of modernist sconces Matégot style. US rewired and in working condition Two lights, 60 watts max per light Back plate diameter: 4.5 inches.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Modernist French Pair of Sconces
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of two-light modernist French sconces Back plate dimension: 1 3/4 high 8 inches long.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Steel

  • Modernist French Pair of Sconces
  • Modernist French Pair of Sconces
  • Modernist French Pair of Sconces
  • Modernist French Pair of Sconces
H 9 in. W 8 in. D 5 in.
Ikon French Modernist Wall Sconce
Located in New York, NY
A custom "Ikon" wall sconce in the French Modernist style. A double arm style in painted bronze finish with perforated steel and fabric shades. Newly made and available in any quanti...
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2010s English Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

  • Ikon French Modernist Wall Sconce
  • Ikon French Modernist Wall Sconce
  • Ikon French Modernist Wall Sconce
  • Ikon French Modernist Wall Sconce
H 17.75 in. W 15.75 in. D 7.5 in.
French Modernist Long Tubular Sconces by Petitot
By Atelier Petitot
Located in New York City, NY
French tubular sconces featuring long solid glass rods that form a semi cylindrically shaped column, mounted in heavily cast polished nickeled bronze frames with ends terminating in ...
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20th Century French Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

Rattan Oriental Inspired French Modernist Wall Sconce
Located in Barcelona, ES
Half cylinder bamboo and rattan wall lights with chinoiserie details, France, 1960s. Two of these oriental inspired light fixtures are made with a semi cylindrical bamboo structure ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bamboo, Rattan, Paper

Maison Arlus French Brass Modernist Pair of Sconces
By Arlus
Located in Miami, FL
Maison Arlus French brass modernist pair of sconces. US rewired and in working condition One light, 25 watts max bulb. Custom back plate available.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of French Modernist Wall Sconces, 2 pairs Available
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of rectangular brush streel and polished metal wall sconces. 2 bulbs by sconce. Max wattage: 40w/bulb. 2 pairs available.
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Steel

Modernist Pair of Sconces
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Pair of brass and rock crystal plates sconces, numerous lightings, edition 8 pieces only, creation by Gallery Glustin Exhibited to the Salon Revelations at the Grand Palais, Paris, ...
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2010s French Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Rock Crystal, Brass

  • Modernist Pair of Sconces
  • Modernist Pair of Sconces
  • Modernist Pair of Sconces
  • Modernist Pair of Sconces
H 55.12 in. W 8.67 in. D 7.09 in.
Rattan Oriental Inspired French Modernist Wall Sconces, Pair
Located in Barcelona, ES
Pair of half cylinder rattan wall lights with chinoiserie details, France, 1960s. These oriental inspired light fixtures are made with a semi cylindrical rattan structure accented b...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Cane, Rattan, Paper

Large, long, vertical French Modernist Wall Sconce, circa 1930
Located in New York City, NY
A single, original French Art Deco columnar wall sconce. The top a highly polished demilune shade supported by a trio of clear tubes of varied lengths are held together by decorative...
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20th Century French Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

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Chrome

Pair of Chrome Modernist Sconces, Italy, France, circa 1970
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of chrome modernist sconces, Italy, France, circa 1970.
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Chrome

Pair of French Modernist Torch Sconces Attributed to Perzel
By Atelier Jean Perzel
Located in Hingham, MA
French 1950's long torch sconces, a design influenced by French colonialism in Africa.
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Vintage 1950s French Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

Pair of French Glass, Chrome, Cast Iron Modernist Sconces
Located in New York, NY
Elegant pair of French glass, chrome, cast iron modernist sconces. Glass has an "ice" texture.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Chrome, Iron

Pair of Modernist Wall Sconces
By Atelier Jean Perzel
Located in Paris, FR
Square frame in gilded brass holding thick bubbled glass slats.   
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Vintage 1950s French Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass

  • Pair of Modernist Wall Sconces
  • Pair of Modernist Wall Sconces
  • Pair of Modernist Wall Sconces
  • Pair of Modernist Wall Sconces
H 13.78 in. W 4.34 in. D 6.3 in.
Set of Three French Modernist Glass Sconces Wall Lights, 1960s
Located in Berlin, DE
Set of three beautiful massive textured glass, nickel and iron wall lamps. France, 1960s. Lamp sockets: One.
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Mid-20th Century French Minimalist Wall Lights and Sconces

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Nickel, Iron

Elegant Pair of Modernist Sconces with Perforated Screen, France, circa 1960
Located in New York, NY
France, circa 1960 Elegant pair of Modernist round sconces with perforated screen, Enameled metal, polished brass Rewired for use in the USA with two candelabra base bulbs Dimens...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Extra Large Modernist Brass Floral Theatre Wall Light Sconces, France, 1950
By Stilnovo, Gio Ponti
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Brass wall light Producer: Origin France Age: 1950s This modernist wall light was produced in France in the 1950s. It is made from solid metal and ...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Modernist Flowers Metal Sconce, circa 1960
Located in The Hills, TX
Large metal sconce with flowers and leaves, circa 1960. Electrified and wired USA.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair or Four French Modernist clear glass rod sconces by Petitot
By Atelier Petitot
Located in New York City, NY
French Modernist tubular sconce featuring long solid clear glass tubular rods that form a half cylinder shaped column, mounted in heavily cast polished nickeled bronze frames with en...
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20th Century French Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

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Nickel

French Art Deco Modernist Clear Glass Rod Sconces by Petitot
By Atelier Petitot
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Pair of French Art Deco modernist tubular sconces by Petitot. Having long solid clear glass tubular rods mounted in cast brass frames. The sconces can be hung horizontal or vertical ...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

Spectacular Modernist Pair of Sconces by Jean Perzel, France, Art Deco Style
By Atelier Jean Perzel
Located in Paris, FR
A spectacular pair of modernist sconces/wall lights by Jean Perzel. Model created in 1938 published in "Mobilier et Décorations" p 18 January 1938 and p 197 June 1938. Nickeled metal...
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Late 20th Century French Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Modernist Sconces by Maison Arlus in Gilt Bronze and Opaline Glass, France
By Arlus
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Gorgeous sconces or wall lights produced by Maison Arlus in gilt bronze and opaline glass. Made in France, circa 1950s. These are "true pairs" meaning there is a left and right han...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Three Modernist Sconces Maison Arlus Attributed in Brass, Wood and Glass, France
By Arlus
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Pair of Mid-Century Modern sconces or wall lights attributed to Maison Arlus in brass, wood (teak?) and clear glass. Made in France, circa 1950s. The sconces still had the original...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Modernist Sconces by Maison Arlus in Gilt Bronze and Opaline Glass, France
By Arlus
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Gorgeous sconces or wall lights produced by Maison Arlus in gilt bronze. Made in France, circa 1950s There are 3 available.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Pair of Modernist Wall Sconces by Sabino
By Marius-Ernest Sabino
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Important pair of modernistic wall sconces by Marius-Ernest Sabino (1878-1961), in silver plated bronze with solid and sanded glass tubes-shades. Ref. in "Art et Industrie"...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

  • Pair of Modernist Wall Sconces by Sabino
  • Pair of Modernist Wall Sconces by Sabino
  • Pair of Modernist Wall Sconces by Sabino
  • Pair of Modernist Wall Sconces by Sabino
H 22.5 in. W 7.5 in. D 6 in.
Pair of Modernist Sconces by Maison Arlus in Brass and Opaline Glass, France
By Arlus
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Pair of sconces or wall lights produced by Maison Arlus in brass, Lucite and opaline glass. Made in France, circa 1950s.  
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Pair of French Modernist Bamboo and Rattan Wall Sconces with Chinoiserie Accents
Located in Barcelona, ES
Pair of half cylinder bamboo and rattan wall lights with chinoiserie details. France, 1960s. These oriental inspired light fixtures are made with a semi cylindrical bamboo structure...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Rattan, Bamboo

Pair of Maison Lunel Modernist 2 Patina Brass Sconces
By Lunel
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Maison Lunel modernist 2 patina brass sconces 2 lights, 40 watts max bulb. Us rewired and in working condition Custom back plate available.   
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

French Modernist Long Wall Light
Located in Hingham, MA
Unusual long wall light,consisting of a long brass rod which mounts to the wall on a slender vertical brace of polished teak.<br /> <br /> Illumination comes from three brass candl...
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Vintage 1960s French Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

  • French Modernist Long Wall Light
  • French Modernist Long Wall Light
  • French Modernist Long Wall Light
  • French Modernist Long Wall Light
H 45 in. W 8 in. D 5.75 in.
François Monnet Modernist Pair of Sconces, 3 Pairs Available
By François Monnet
Located in Miami, FL
Superb set of François Monnet pairs of sconces, modernist. Fold brushed and stainless steel panel 2 lights per sconce, 40 watts max bulb. 3 pairs available. Good original condition. ...
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Vintage 1970s French Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Pair or Four Nickeled Bronze and Glass Modernist Sconces
Located in New York City, NY
Pair or four French modernist sconces with four arms extending from a stepped frosted glass back plate ending in a vertical fluted torch arm. The half inch thick solid slabs of frost...
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20th Century French Minimalist Wall Lights and Sconces

Modernist Brass Wall Lamp, France, 1940
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful original French Modernist wall light in brass from Art Deco period of the 1940s. The wall light is excellent condition, all the electric parts have bee renewed and fit t...
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Vintage 1940s French Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

  • Modernist Brass Wall Lamp, France, 1940
  • Modernist Brass Wall Lamp, France, 1940
  • Modernist Brass Wall Lamp, France, 1940
  • Modernist Brass Wall Lamp, France, 1940
H 4.73 in. W 13.39 in. D 7.09 in.
Art Deco Sconce with Nickel Finish and Glass 'Modernist'
By Sofar
Located in Montreuil sous Bois, FR
Art Deco sconce with nickel brass and glasses. Led system.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Black and White Modernist Tubular Sconces in the Manner of Mategot
By Mathieu Matégot
Located in New York, NY
Chic perforated white metal tubular sconces with black band and chrome backing.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Iron

Pair of Mid-Century Modernist Alabaster Crescent Sconces with Brass Fittings
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modernist alabaster sconces feature a crescent moon design with light veining throughout. The light is directed both upwards and through the alabaster providing a...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Alabaster

Pair of Modernist Art Deco Wall Sconces by Genet et Michon
By Gênet et Michon
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Pair of Genet &amp; Michon French Art Deco wall sconces in chrome and clear glass, circa 1930s.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

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Chrome

Pair of Modernist Cachan Sconces in Black and White Serge Mouille
By Serge Mouille
Located in New York, NY
Serge Mouille (1922–1988) Graceful and harmonious pair of Cachan model sconces in black and white enameled aluminum designed by Serge Mouille in 1957 and produced later. The arms ha...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Enamel

Pair of Modernist Sconces Attributed Maison Arlus in Brass and Opaline Glass
By Arlus
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Pair of Mid-Century Modern sconces or wall lights attributed to Maison Arlus in brass, Lucite and opaline glass. Made in France, circa 1950s.  
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Stunning Set of Four 1940s Modernist Petal Sconces with Adjustable Brass Arms
Located in New York, NY
This exquisite set of six Art Deco Modernist petal sconces features two adjustable brass arms each extending from lustrous brass skyscraper style bases. The frosted shades have been ...
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Mid-20th Century Modernist Style Brass and White Opaline Globe Sconces
Located in Chicago, IL
Very rare opalie and brass wall sconces.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of French Modernist Wall Lights, 1950s, Satin Glass and Brass
By Stilnovo, Arlus
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare pair of large French two-arm wall lights from the 1950s. A Minimalist brass and lacquered structure with two satin glass diffusers and polished brass shades. Brass and ceramic E...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Steel, Brass

Pair of Modernist French Art Deco Wall Lights Attributed to Petitot
By Atelier Petitot
Located in Beirut, LB
Pair of modernist French Art Deco wall lights, featuring long solid clear glass tubular rods that forms a semi-cylinder shape, held by nickel plated bronze frame with geometric desig...
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Late 20th Century French Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

1950s French Modernist Sconces
By Jacques Biny, Pierre Guariche, Disderot
Located in Vienna, AT
Wonderful pair of French modernist wall lights by Disderot, 1950s. Compact in size these are very versatile: The shades can be rotated 360º and the same goes for the entire unit, all...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Steel, Brass

  • 1950s French Modernist Sconces
  • 1950s French Modernist Sconces
  • 1950s French Modernist Sconces
  • 1950s French Modernist Sconces
H 9.45 in. W 2.56 in. D 2.96 in.
Triangular French Modernist Sconces
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of modern triangular perforated sconces from France.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Steel

  • Triangular French Modernist Sconces
  • Triangular French Modernist Sconces
  • Triangular French Modernist Sconces
  • Triangular French Modernist Sconces
H 12 in. W 6.5 in. D 3.75 in.
Pair of French Modernist Sconces
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful French double shade modernist sconces. Sleek geometric motif. Rewired for use in the US.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

  • Pair of French Modernist Sconces
  • Pair of French Modernist Sconces
  • Pair of French Modernist Sconces
  • Pair of French Modernist Sconces
H 15 in. W 11 in. D 5 in.
Pair of French Modernist Sconces
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Modernist-style wall sconces, white enameled metal with solid brass trim.
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20th Century French Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of French Modernist Sconces
Located in New York, NY
A pair of black and white French Modernist wall lights.
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Late 20th Century French Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair of Petite French Modernist Sconces
Located in Hingham, MA
Charming pair of French modernist wall lights with conical striated white glass tulip shades. Solid brass. Refined and elegant. <br /> <br /> Takes a single 25 watt candle bulb. ...
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Vintage 1950s French Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

France, 1950's Modernist Sconces
Located in New York, NY
Modernist pair of sconces in patinated bronze with acid washed glass bowl and crystal finial
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Vintage 1950s French Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Bronze

  • France, 1950's Modernist Sconces
  • France, 1950's Modernist Sconces
  • France, 1950's Modernist Sconces
  • France, 1950's Modernist Sconces
H 9.5 in. W 9.5 in. D 12 in.
1950s French Modernist Sconces in the Manner of Jacques Biny
By Jacques Biny
Located in Chicago, IL
Minimalist and architectural 1950s French wall sconces in the manner of Jacques Biny. Black enameled U-shaped back plate brackets cradle the lacquered steel light boxes. The steel li...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Enamel, Steel

French Modernist Art Deco Sconces
Located in Oakland, CA
French Art Deco sconces with opalescent glass. Simple modernist design with geometric point of view. Angular shape in metal with textured glass offers an unusual design. A pleasing a...
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20th Century French Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

  • French Modernist Art Deco Sconces
  • French Modernist Art Deco Sconces
  • French Modernist Art Deco Sconces
  • French Modernist Art Deco Sconces
H 15 in. W 6 in. D 3 in.
Pair of Modernist French Sconces
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of brass and black enamel sconces. Very slender design, note the brass orb at the center.
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Vintage 1950s French Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Enamel

  • Pair of Modernist French Sconces
  • Pair of Modernist French Sconces
  • Pair of Modernist French Sconces
  • Pair of Modernist French Sconces
H 18.5 in. W 4.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Pair of French Modernist Wall Sconces
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of rectangular brush streel and polished metal Wall sconces. 2 bulbs by sconce. Max wattage : 75W/bulb
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20th Century French Wall Lights and Sconces

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Steel

  • Pair of French Modernist Wall Sconces
  • Pair of French Modernist Wall Sconces
  • Pair of French Modernist Wall Sconces
  • Pair of French Modernist Wall Sconces
H 13 in. W 7.5 in. D 3 in.
Vintage French Modernist Articulating Wall Sconces
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Originating from a hotel in Brittany, France, a fantastic pair of articulating modernist wall sconces. Extremely architectural in form and function with pivoting diffuser, simple re...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

French Modernist Balancing Swing Arm Sconce
Located in Hingham, MA
Rare balancing & articulating swing arm wall sconce in the manner of Pierre Guariche. Probably by Lunel/
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Vintage 1950s French Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Aluminum

French Modernist Swing Arm Balancing Sconce
Located in Hingham, MA
Rare balancing and pivoting swing arm wall light after Pierre Guariche. See my other listing for one with the identical arm but different shade.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

Large Modernist Sheaf Sconces, France 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
Unique large French modernist wall lights. Stylized sheaf of wheat made of black and gold lacquered steel rods. Lit by a single original brass and ceramic E14 socket these wall light...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

  • Large Modernist Sheaf Sconces, France 1950s
  • Large Modernist Sheaf Sconces, France 1950s
  • Large Modernist Sheaf Sconces, France 1950s
  • Large Modernist Sheaf Sconces, France 1950s
H 18.51 in. W 21.26 in. D 9.85 in.

French Modernist Sconce For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the french modernist sconce you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each french modernist sconce for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, glass and brass. Find 42 options for an antique or vintage french modernist sconce now, or shop our selection of 3 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a french modernist sconce — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A french modernist sconce made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — is very popular. Arlus, Atelier Jean Perzel and Atelier Petitot each produced at least one beautiful french modernist sconce that is worth considering.

How Much are French Modernist Sconce?

The average selling price for a french modernist sconce at 1stDibs is $2,699, while they’re typically $670 on the low end and $22,269 for the highest priced.

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