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d'ac Lighting Nube Ceiling/Wall Light Fixture
By Nessen Lighting
Located in Brookfield, CT
A versatile light fixture with Italian hand-blown glass shade and white-aluminum backplate. For
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Flush Mount

Materials

Glass

"Sierra" Ice Glass Wall Sconces with Nickel Tone Backplate by Kalmar Franken KG
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Stamford, CT
. New wiring. FLD Lighting 1466 Materials: Glass, Nickel Chrome Excellent Condition: Minor wear
Category

Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Chrome

LUCIE Calacatta Marble Flushmount/Sconce Emily Del Bello x Blueprint Lighting
By Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
circular stone backplate serves as an exquisite canvas for the soft, inviting glow it radiates, seamlessly
Category

2010s American Modern Flush Mount

Materials

Marble, Travertine

LUCIE Black Marble Flushmount or Sconce Emily Del Bello x Blueprint Lighting
By Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
circular stone backplate serves as an exquisite canvas for the soft, inviting glow it radiates, seamlessly
Category

2010s American Modern Flush Mount

Materials

Marble, Travertine

LUCIE Travertine Flushmount or Wall Sconce Emily Del Bello x Blueprint Lighting
By Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
stone backplate serves as an exquisite canvas for the soft, inviting glow it radiates, seamlessly
Category

2010s American Modern Flush Mount

Materials

Marble, Travertine

Nima Sconce by M.Fisher x Remains Lighting Co.
By Remains Lighting
Located in New York, NY
backplate milled with a shallow recess. The fixture's design evokes the thread of jewels fashioned by
Category

2010s American Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Alabaster, Brass

ALLA Wall Sconce Travertine & Glass, Emily Del Bello x Blueprint Lighting
By Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
ALLA WALL SCONCE Featuring a travertine backplate and delicate chain inspired by Christian Dior’s
Category

2010s American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Travertine, Marble, Brass, Bronze

Venetian Sconces with Mirrored Backplate
Located in New York, NY
A pair of circa 1920s Venetian double light sconces with mirrored backplate. Measurements
Category

Vintage 1920s Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

ALLA Wall Sconce Calacatta Marble & Glass, Emily Del Bello x Blueprint Lighting
By Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
ALLA WALL SCONCE Featuring a Calacatta Marble backplate and delicate chain inspired by Christian
Category

2010s American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Travertine, Marble, Brass, Bronze

ALLA Wall Sconce Black Marble & Glass, Emily Del Bello x Blueprint Lighting
By Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
ALLA WALL SCONCE Featuring a Marquina black marble backplate and delicate chain inspired by
Category

2010s American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Travertine, Marble, Brass, Bronze

1920's Caldwell Mirrored Backplate Sconces
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1920's Caldwell gilt bronze sconces with etched mirrors and two lights
Category

Vintage 1920s American American Classical Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Bronze

1920's Caldwell Sconces with Mirror Backplate
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
A pair of circa 1920's Caldwell double light sconces with sunburst etched mirrored backplate
Category

Vintage 1910s American American Classical Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Bronze

1920's Caldwell Porcelain Backplate Blue Sconces
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
A circa 1920's Caldwell bronze and blue porcelain backplate sconces, with hand-painted 19th century
Category

Vintage 1920s American American Classical Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Bronze

Eccolo Wall Sconce or Flushmount in Bronze and Glass by Blueprint Lighting
By Flos, Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
Showcasing clean lines and a gracefully rounded backplate, Eccolo achieves a perfect harmony
Category

2010s American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Nickel, Enamel, Bronze

Pair of Bronze Sconces with Knight Backplate
Located in New York, NY
backplate and original finish. Measurements: Height 14" Width 10" Depth 4.5".
Category

Vintage 1920s American Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Bronze

LUDO Articulated Wall Sconce or Lamp inEnamel & Brass, Blueprint Lighting
By Stilnovo, Arteluce, Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
Lighting. The spun aluminium cones are a vintage 1950s Italian design. Swiveling head allows for cone
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Enamel, Chrome, Nickel, Aluminum

1920's Caldwell Sconces with Etched Mirror Backplate
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
A pair of circa 1920's Caldwell gilt bronze sconces with etched mirrored backplate.
Category

Vintage 1910s American American Classical Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Bronze

Tuxedo Wall Sconce in Oil-Rubbed Bronze & Pale Pink Enamel, Blueprint Lighting
By Blueprint Lighting, Stilnovo, Arteluce
Located in New York, NY
The Tuxedo wall sconce or reading light designed by Blueprint Lighting, 2018. This design is
Category

2010s American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, Chrome, Nickel

Tuxedo Wall Sconce in Oil-Rubbed Bronze & Mint Green Enamel, Blueprint Lighting
By Blueprint Lighting, Stilnovo, Arteluce
Located in New York, NY
The Tuxedo wall sconce or reading light designed by Blueprint Lighting, 2018. This design is
Category

2010s American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, Chrome, Nickel

Tuxedo Wall Sconce in Oil-Rubbed Bronze and Gray Enamel, Blueprint Lighting
By Arteluce, Stilnovo, Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
The Tuxedo wall sconce or reading light designed by Blueprint Lighting, 2018. This design is
Category

2010s American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, Chrome, Nickel

'Monolith' Italian Reading Lamp Brass & Bright Blue Enamel Blueprint Lighting
By Stilnovo, Gino Sarfatti, Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
satin enamel handmade by Blueprint Lighting, 2017. The spun aluminium cones are a vintage 1950s Italian
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Copper, Enamel, Chrome, Nickel, Aluminum

ARC Wall Lamp or Sconce in Green Enamel & Blown Glass by Blueprint Lighting
By Bauhaus, Stilnovo, Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
The ARC wall lamp or by Blueprint Lighting is a dramatically overscaled study in clean lines and
Category

2010s American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Enamel, Brass, Nickel, Chrome, Bronze

Jenny Glass Large Wall Sconce in Enamel, Glass & Brass, Blueprint Lighting
By Mathieu Matégot, Blueprint Lighting, Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Introducing the Jenny Glass, the latest vintage-inspired fixture from Blueprint Lighting. You asked
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Enamel, Nickel

Piega Wall Lamp or Flushmount in Oil-Rubbed Bronze & Glass by Blueprint Lighting
By Bauhaus, Stilnovo, Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
Piega wall lamp or flushmount ceiling fixture by Blueprint Lighting, 2020. An elegant study in
Category

2010s American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Nickel, Chrome, Bronze, Brass

LUDO Wall Sconce in Brass & Enamel, Classic Italian Design, Blueprint Lighting
By Stilnovo, Blueprint Lighting, Gino Sarfatti
Located in New York, NY
Our best-selling Ludo wall sconce or reading light, handmade by Blueprint Lighting. The spun
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Enamel, Chrome, Nickel, Aluminum

Large Scale 'Monarch' Articulated Wall Mount Lamp in Bronze, Blueprint Lighting
By Mathieu Matégot, Blueprint Lighting, Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Large scale "Monarch" wall-mount lamp or sconce, handmade by Blueprint Lighting. The wide brass
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Bronze, Copper, Enamel, Chrome, Nickel, Aluminum, Brass

Double Arc Wall Lamp or Sconce in Black Enamel & Blown Glass, Blueprint Lighting
By Stilnovo, Bauhaus, Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
36" W X 8" D. Blown opal galss globe is 6" diameter. Backplate is 4.75" diameter and covers a
Category

2010s American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Enamel, Chrome, Nickel

Campana Wall Sconce in Brushed Brass and Pink Enamel, Blueprint Lighting
By Gino Sarfatti, Stilnovo, Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
Lighting, 2018. The wide band and distinctly bevelled edge makes the Campana a strong design statement
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Bronze, Enamel, Chrome, Nickel, Aluminum, Brass

Campana Wall Sconce in Brushed Brass and Lilac Enamel, Blueprint Lighting
By Stilnovo, Gino Sarfatti, Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
Lighting, 2018. The wide band and distinctly bevelled edge makes the Campana a strong design statement
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Bronze, Enamel, Chrome, Nickel, Aluminum, Brass

Magari Adjustable Wall Lamp in Bronze, White and Brass by Blueprint Lighting
By Blueprint Lighting, Stilnovo, Gino Sarfatti
Located in New York, NY
The Magari wall lamp or reading light is handmade to order by Blueprint Lighting. Magari is
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Nickel, Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, Enamel

Gem1 Wall Sconce - Fixed Arm With Pill Shaped Backplate
By Ridgely Studio Works
Located in Toronto, CA
glass Pill Backplate: 4"W x 7"H x 1/2"D (Driver Inside Junction Box)
Category

2010s Canadian Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Steel

Pair of Clear Venetian Sconces with Silver Bell Backplates
By Ars Murano
Located in Canton, MA
Pair of Clear Murano sconces with silver backplate. Top tier has two arms, and a semi circle of
Category

20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Silver

Petite Magari Adjustable Wall Lamp in Black, White & Brass by Blueprint Lighting
By Stilnovo, Gino Sarfatti, Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
The Petite Magari wall lamp or sconce is handmade to order by Blueprint Lighting. The shade has a
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Enamel, Nickel

JENNY Large Wall Light or Sconce in Enamel & Brass by Blueprint Lighting
By Blueprint Lighting, Stilnovo, Mathieu Matégot
Located in New York, NY
Introducing Jenny, the latest vintage-inspired fixture from Blueprint Lighting. Named for multi
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Enamel, Nickel

Auguri Adjustable Wall Lamp in Glass and Brass Made by Blueprint Lighting
By Blueprint Lighting, Stilnovo, Gino Sarfatti
Located in New York, NY
The Auguri wall lamp or reading light is handmade to order by Blueprint Lighting. Auguri is
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, Enamel, Nickel

1920's Caldwell Double Lights Sconces with Mirror Backplate
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
A pair of circa 1920's Caldwell double light sconces with sunburst shaped etched mirrored back plate
Category

Vintage 1910s American American Classical Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Bronze

Oval Glass & Black backplate Industrial Wall or Ceiling Lamp, 1960s, Italy
By Lamberti Design
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Oval Glass & Black backplate Industrial Wall or Ceiling Lamp, 1960s, Italy Sculptural very elegant
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Molto Wall-Mount Reading Lamp in Bronze and Enameled Mesh by Blueprint Lighting
By Blueprint Lighting, Stilnovo, Mathieu Matégot
Located in New York, NY
spun metal mesh shade. This fixture articulates at the backplate and at the back of the shade. The
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Enamel, Chrome, Nickel

Cabesa Brass Casting Wall Sconce, Art Lighting, Sculptural Lighting
Located in İstiklal, TR
CABESA wall sconce is an exquisite piece of lighting that combines brass casting with an inspired
Category

2010s Turkish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Torno Adjustable Wall Lamp in Black, White and Brass Made by Blueprint Lighting
By Stilnovo, Gino Sarfatti, Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
The Torno wall lamp or reading light is handmade to order by Blueprint Lighting. Torno is
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, Enamel, Nickel

David Duncan Studio Lilac Hurricane Sconces on Large Spiral Backplates
By David Duncan
Located in New York, NY
A pair of hand-carved gilt Georgian-styled backplates with patinated brass sconce fittings and
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Georgian Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Blown Glass, Oak

Pair of David Duncan Celadon Boissy Backplates with Clear Hurricane Shades
By David Duncan
Located in New York, NY
A pair of hand-carved mahogany Boissy backplates with patinated brass sconce fittings and clear
Category

20th Century American Georgian Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Blown Glass, Mahogany

Mira Round Wall Sconce in Natural Brass and Blown Glass by Blueprint Lighting
By Josef Hoffmann, Gilbert Rohde, Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
Mira Round wall sconce in brass and blown opal glass by Blueprint Lighting, 2022. A handsome study
Category

2010s American Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Nickel

Pair of David Duncan Hurricane Sconces with Verdigris Scallop Shell Backplates
By David Duncan
Located in New York, NY
A pair of hand-carved shell form Anglo Indian backplates with a verdigris painted surface, brass
Category

2010s American Georgian Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Walnut

Pair of David Duncan Hurricane Sconces with Painted Scallop Shell Backplates
By David Duncan
Located in New York, NY
A pair of hand-carved mahogany shell form Georgian-style backplates with a green craquelure painted
Category

2010s American Georgian Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Wood, Blown Glass

David Duncan Sconces with Large Wreath backplates and Green Frosted Shades
Located in New York, NY
A pair of single light Anglo Indian styled sconces with antique backplates. The hand carved
Category

2010s American Georgian Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Glass, Wood

Antique Darkened Cast Brass Sconces with Urn Form Backplates, Circa 1900s
Located in New York, NY
AIS2796 A pair of darkened brass double light sconces with urn form backplates and slender S
Category

Early 20th Century American Baroque Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Mira Hex Wall Sconce in Natural Brass and Blown Glass by Blueprint Lighting
By Kem Weber, Walter Gropius, Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
MIRA HEX wall sconce in solid brass and blown opal glass by Blueprint Lighting, 2022. A handsome
Category

2010s American Machine Age Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Bronze, Nickel

Pair of David Duncan Purple Etched Shades on Marigold Boissy Backplates
By David Duncan
Located in New York, NY
A pair of hand-carved mahogany Boissy backplates with patinated brass sconce fittings and purple
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Georgian Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Blown Glass, Mahogany

1960s Modern Stilnovo Sconce Italy Retrofit New Brass Backplate + 6 available
By Stilnovo
Located in Chula Vista, CA
1960s Modern Stilnovo Sconce Italy Retrofit new brass backplate (6 available) Unmarked 6 sconces
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal, Brass

Two Arm Silver Plate Sconce with an Oval Backplate, Circa 1900
Located in New York, NY
AIS2849 A two arm antique sconce having an oval backplate topped with a loop finial. The flared
Category

Early 20th Century American Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Silver Plate, Bronze

Pair of David Duncan Hurricane Sconces Hand Carved Rocaille Mahogany Backplates
Located in New York, NY
mahogany backplates. Our custom hurricane sconces are available with wood, painted or gilt finishes. The
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Georgian Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Pair of David Duncan Large Spiral Backplate Sconces with Clear Shades
Located in New York, NY
A pair of hand-carved gilt Georgian-style backplates with patinated brass sconce fittings and large
Category

2010s American Georgian Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Pair of David Duncan Hurricane Sconces with Carved Mahogany Fanfare Backplates
By David Duncan
Located in New York, NY
A pair of antique hand-carved scalloped shells from mahogany Anglo Indian styled backplates with
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Georgian Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Edward F. Caldwell Silverplate Sconces with Lyre Form Backplates, circa 1900s
By Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
7" d. Backplate: 21-1/2" h. x 8-1/4" w. Application: UL listed for use in dry environments Lamping
Category

Antique Early 1900s American Georgian Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Silver Plate

Spanish Gilt Iron Wall Sconce with Foliage Design and Starburst Backplate, 1950s
By Ferro Art
Located in Barcelona, ES
its sunburst starburst backplate design. This wall sconce has a design of leaves holding two arms with
Category

Mid-20th Century Spanish Hollywood Regency Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal, Iron, Gold Leaf

Pair of David Duncan Sconces with Anuket Backplates and Purple Etched Shades
By David Duncan
Located in New York, NY
A pair of hand carved mahogany Anuket styled backplates with patinated brass sconce fittings and
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Georgian Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Blown Glass, Mahogany

Set of Large Giltwood Sconces with Mirror Backplate, Sold Per Pair
Located in New York, NY
Set of four large circa 1930s Italian carved and giltwood double light sconces with mirror backs. Sold per pair. Measurements: Height 30" Width 11" Depth 7".
Category

Vintage 1930s Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Mirror, Wood

A set of three Arts and Crafts brass wall lights with walnut backplates
Located in London, GB
A set of three Arts and Crafts brass wall lights with walnut backplates.
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Arts and Crafts Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Antique Cast Iron Sconces with Original Paint, Newly Wired with Custom Backplate
Located in Houston, TX
These sconces have a beautiful patina. Custom back plates have been made to match the antique painted finish. There are two pair available. They have been wired for the US. These sco...
Category

Antique Early 1900s French Early Victorian Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Iron

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Lighting Backplate For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the lighting backplate you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A lighting backplate — often made from metal, glass and mirror — can elevate any home. There are 67 variations of the antique or vintage lighting backplate you’re looking for, while we also have 2 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the lighting backplate you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A lighting backplate, designed in the Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern or Louis XVI style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one lighting backplate that is appealing in its simplicity, but Kalmar Lighting, Edward F. Caldwell & Co. and Maison Baguès produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Lighting Backplate?

A lighting backplate can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,200, while the lowest priced sells for $400 and the highest can go for as much as $12,500.

Finding the Right sconces-wall-lights 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. Carefully selected vintage sconces and wall lights 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 is no longer merely practical, and 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 and 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 instead of bedside table lamps 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 antique and vintage 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.

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