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Italian Modernist Brass and Frosted Murano Glass Sconces in Style of Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in New York, NY
This stunning pair of Mid-Century Modern sconces were realized in Italy in the manner of Gio Ponti. They feature conical shades in frosted glass that are supported by four angular su...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and...

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Brass

1960s Pair of Sigma Wall Lights by Sergio Mazza for Artemide Brass Glass, Italy
By Sergio Mazza, Artemide
Located in Girona, ES
Pair of Sigma wall lights, matte nickel plated brass and pressed glass. Design: Sergio Mazza Manufacturer: Artemide, Italy, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Alessandro Mendini "Cubosfera" Wall Lights
By Alessandro Mendini, Fidenza Vetraria
Located in New York, NY
Pair of "Cubosfera" sconces designed by Alessandro Mendini for Fidenza Vetraria in the 1960s. The clear glass cubes have frosted spherical centres which hold two candelabra sockets. ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Four of Mazzega Mid-Century Modern Steel and Murano Glass Italian Sconces, 1960s
By AVMazzega, Mazzega
Located in Cerignola, Puglia
This set of four wall lamps with support in steel and Murano glass transparent "Graniglia" hand blown with amber at the center of each piece was made in the 1960s by Mazzega. The hi...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Italian Modern Midcentury Long Pair of Brass and Glass Sconces
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This pair of wall lights features nine lights each. Each vertical arm is finished with a double sided glass, circled in brass ring. All glass pieces gave a lenses shape and show qua...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

One of ... Italian Vintage Murano Glass and Brass Wall Light Sconce, 1960s
Located in Berlin, DE
One of ... handblown Murano glass and brass wall light sconce, Italy, 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

One of ... Italian Vintage Murano Glass and Brass Wall Light Sconce, 1960s
Located in Berlin, DE
One of ... handblown murano glass and brass wall light / sconce. Italy, 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of White Murano Glass and Brass Sconces, Iridescent and Pearly Cylinder
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Exquisite pair of geometric brass structure holding iridescent and pearly Murano glass cylinder. Their color turn to white when the light is on. Very elegant shape and colors.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Italian Wall Lights, circa 1958, Brass and Satin Glass
By Stilnovo, Arredoluce
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare large brass and satin glass wall lights attributed to Stilnovo, circa 1958. Excellent build quality pared with a dynamic modernist design. The large blown glass diffusers are ma...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Twenty Midcentury Wall Lights Scones with Amber Glass and Brass, Italy, 1970s
Located in Almelo, NL
Set of twenty wall lights with amber glass and brass, Italy, 1970s. The pleasant light it spreads is very atmospheric, these wall scones will contribute to a luxurious character of t...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Four La Murrina Midcentury Italian Wall Lamps in Murano Glass and Brass, 1960s
By La Murrina
Located in Cerignola, Puglia
These four wall lamps produced by the famous Muranese company "La Murrina" are composed of 7 leaves each, marked one by one with the Murrina logo, see photo. " If you like it please...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Italian Murano Glass Wall Sconces by Barovier & Toso, 1970
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Rome, IT
Pair of charming Murano glass sconces with brass fittings.   
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Italian Murano Glass Wall Sconces by Barovier & Toso, 1970
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Rome, IT
Pair of charming Murano glass sconces with brass fittings.  Two E27 light bulbs.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Signed Large Pair Barovier Leaf Sconces Gilt Brass Murano Glass Ivory White Gold
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Nierstein am Rhein, DE
Elegant large pair of Barovier & Toso mouth-blown Murano art glass sconces, Italy, circa 1970s. The wall lights have a beautiful floral leaf shape made of creamy opaque white or ivor...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Max Ingrand Sconces for Fontana Arte, Italy 1960s
Located in New York, NY
A Classic example of midcentury simplicity by one of the great designers of Italian lighting.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Steel, Brass

Pair of Black Asymmetrical Sconces w/White Opaline Glass Boules
Located in Firenze, Tuscany
The pair comprehends one left & one right sconce, late 20th century. Three E14 light bulbs each. Black painted body. The glass white boules are held in place with two brass clips.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Fabulous Pair of Sconces 24-Karat Gold by Barovier and Toso, Murano, 1950s
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Budapest, HU
Gorgeous pair of sconces by Barovier & Toso.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Cubist Style Sconces by Sciolari
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
Pair of brass and glass sconces by Sciolari. The rectangle brass plates each support two glass cube blocks, and they have been newly rewired.   
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

  • Pair of Cubist Style Sconces by Sciolari
  • Pair of Cubist Style Sconces by Sciolari
  • Pair of Cubist Style Sconces by Sciolari
  • Pair of Cubist Style Sconces by Sciolari
H 9.5 in. W 4.5 in. D 3.5 in.
Charming Sconce by Barovier & Toso, Murano, 1950s
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Budapest, HU
Gorgeous sconce by Barovier e Toso. Words are not needed, just look at them.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

  • Charming Sconce by Barovier & Toso, Murano, 1950s
  • Charming Sconce by Barovier & Toso, Murano, 1950s
  • Charming Sconce by Barovier & Toso, Murano, 1950s
  • Charming Sconce by Barovier & Toso, Murano, 1950s
H 24.81 in. W 8.67 in. D 9.45 in.
Pair of Sconces by Barovier & Toso, Murano, 1950s
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Budapest, HU
Gorgeous pair of sconces by Barovier e Toso. Words are not needed, just look at them.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Italian Mid-Century Murano Brass Glass Wall Sconces
Located in New York, NY
Italian Mid-Century (1940's) brass and ebonized wood 2 arm wall sconce with amber Murano glass bowl shades with scalloped top.
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20th Century Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Style Brass and Glass Pair of Italian Sconces
Located in Ibiza, Spain
Midcentury style pair of Italian sconces. Composed of two points of light with solid brass structure and white glass spheres.   
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Stilnovo Style Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass and Opaline Glass Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in Cerignola, Puglia
Pair of applique in polished brass and opal glass. In the style of Stilnovo in Italy in the 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass and Curved Etched Glass Sconce, 1950s
Located in Cerignola, Puglia
Original wall lamp in brass and etched and silk-screened curved glass with a scene of a battle in the age of ancient Rome.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano Brass and Glass Wall Sconce, 1970s
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a Murano wall sconce, made of brass and glass, circa 1960s. In excellent vintage condition. The dimensions are 16.5" W x 9" D x 18" H.       
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Stilnovo Style Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass and Opaline Glass Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in Cerignola, Puglia
Pair of applique in polished brass and opal glass. In the style of Stilnovo in Italy in the 1950s. The appliques have been completely restored and polished.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Vintage Brass Glass Sconces 1970, Italy
Located in Vienna, AT
These presented wall sconces are up to nine rhomboid brass sconces with etched glass shades and the wall sconces were designed in Milano, Italy, 1970. Each wall sconce has one socke...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid-Century Italian Glass and Brass Wall Sconce, circa 1965
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A mid-century Italian glass and brass sconce circa 1965.
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass

Italian Mid-Century Brass and Murano Sconces, 1950s
Located in Madrid, ES
A pair of Italian sconces brass hardware and Murano frosted glass shades. Edited in the 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

1950s Three Mid-Century Modern Brass and Engraved Glass Italian Wall Sconces
By Pietro Chiesa
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Particular two-light wall sconces in the manner of Pietro Chiesa, brass it's in original patina, glasses are hand engraved and in perfect conditions. They work 110-240 volts and need...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Stilnovo Mid-century Modern Italian Murano Glass and Brass Flowers Sconce, 50s
By Stilnovo
Located in Cerignola, Puglia
This sculptural applique in brass with original patina and three blown Murano glass buds, was made in Italy and is attributed to Stilnovo.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Glass and Brass Sconce or Wall Light, Italy, 1950
Located in Vienna, AT
This amazing brass and glass sconce was designed and executed in Italy, 1950. The wall light features a glass front with etched rhombus pattern and also brass details and a brass fix...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid-Century Big Italian Sconce Yellow Brass White Glass, 1950
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Particular large sconce Italian mid-century design.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Rostrati Murano Glass and Brass Italian Sconces
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of beautiful Italian clear Murano glass sconces handmade in "rostrati" technique and fixed with brass fittings.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and...

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Brass

Two 1970s Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass and Glass Rectangular Wall Sconces
By Max Ingrand
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A set of two brass and Murano glass wall sconces, made in 1970, electrical parts are fully restored. They work with both 110 and 220 Volt and need two regular bulbs.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Brass and Glass Mid-Century Sconces with Black Accents
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian Mid-Century sconces, each composed of two frosted glass cylindrical glass shades mounted on a brass frame with black accents. Each holds four candelabra sockets. C...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Italian Murano Glass and Brass Sconces, 1980s
By Maestri Muranesi
Located in Cerignola, Puglia
Pair of wall sconces "Maestri Muranesi", in Murano glass and 24-karat gold leaf. Particular is their pyramid shape. The structure is in brass. They were produced in the 1980s. " If ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

1960s Two Stilnovo Style Mid-Century Modern Brass and Glass Italian Wall Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Four Italian wall sconces in the manner of Stilnovo, they have been checked by an electrician, work 110-240 volts and need regular e 14 bulbs. Brass it's in original patina, white gl...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

1960s Pair of Mid-Century Modern Brass and Smoked Italian Glass Wall Sconces
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Stylish set of two brass and smoked glass wall sconces in the style of Gaetano Sciolari, good conditions overall, brass is in original patina. They work with both 110 and 220 Volt an...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid-Century Italian Sconce Glass Murano Brass Gold Classic Design Round Glass
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Midcentury Italian sconce glass Murano brass gold Classic design round glass. Very interesting solid brass workmanship, with Murano glass bubble with perforated brass crown, mo...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

1970s Set of Two Mid-Century Modern Brass and Glass Italian Wall Sconces
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Stylish wall sconces made in Italy in the 1970s, solid glass tubes are in perfect conditions, brass it's in original patina. They have a system to be able to remove the glasses to cl...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

1950s Two Mid-Century Modern Italian Teak, Brass and White Glass Wall Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A stylish set of wall sconces in the style of Stilnovo, brass, teak and original milk glasses. They works with 110-240 volts and need regular e14 bulbs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass and Murano Glass Flowers Sconces, 1975s
Located in Cerignola, Puglia
Pair of Murano glass and brass sconces. These lamps represent three beautiful flowers in Murano glass.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Wall Sconce Mid Century Italian Design Brass Glass Gold Old Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Wall sconce mid century Italian design brass glass gold old Stilnovo.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Neoclassical Clear Murano Glass & Brass Sconces Barovier Styl Mid Century Italy
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of Neoclassical style Mid-Century Modern Murano glass sconces, Barovier & Toso style, Italy 1970s. The vintage Murano sconces are hand blown, in clear, translucent glass, with ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

1950s Mid-Century Modern Brass and Glass Huge Wall Sconce
Located in Aci Castello, IT
This is a large brass and glass wall light made in Italy in the 1950s, complete in all parts. It works with both 110 and 220 Volt and needs regular e14 bulbs
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Italian Mid Century Brass and Bubble Glass Single Light Sconces
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
8-203 pair of italian brass and bubble glass single light sconces Take 60 watt max candelabra based bulb Rewired.
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Vintage 1970s European Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modernist Brass and Glass Rod Sconces
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modernist brass and glass rod sconces. This pair of sconces feature a rectangular polished brass frame with square rod fittings that line the top and bottom of ea...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Style Pair of Murano Glass and Brass Base Italian Sconces
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of sconces with handmade lampshades made of colored Murano glass and brass base. Our main target is customer satisfaction, so we include in the price for this item profession...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

1950s Italian Glass and Brass Cone Sconces
By Stilnovo, Arteluce
Located in Glendale, CA
1950s Italian glass and brass cone sconces. Executed in polished brass and conical opaline glass in the manner of Stilnovo. A sculptural and refined lighting design reflecting midcen...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

  • 1950s Italian Glass and Brass Cone Sconces
  • 1950s Italian Glass and Brass Cone Sconces
  • 1950s Italian Glass and Brass Cone Sconces
  • 1950s Italian Glass and Brass Cone Sconces
H 11 in. W 8.5 in. D 10.75 in.
Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Five-Light Brass and Glass Sconce, Italy, 1960
By Stilnovo
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Five-light Mid-Century Modern brass and glass sconce attributed to Stilnovo, Italy, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

4 Italian Mid-Century Murano Glass Wall Sconces
Located in New York, NY
4 Italian Mid-Century (1940's) wall sconces with a clear Murano glass bell shaped shade with a white swirl design supported by a fluted brass bracket (PRICED EACH)
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Early 20th Century Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Sciolari Italian Brass and Glass Rod Sconces
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Mid-Century Modern brass and glass sconces made by designer Gaetano Sciolari in Italy in the 1970s. The brass frame holds a semi-circular row of glass rods that surround th...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Italian Murano Glass and Brass Wall Sconces
Located in Austin, TX
Italian pair of Mid-Century Modern style sconces in brass with pearl translucent glass shades. These wall sconces are a statement piece, radiating beauty on or off. Each sconce requi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and...

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Brass

Large Gold Murano Glass & Brass Mid-Century Modern Sconces, Barovier Italy 1970
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-Century Modern large gold and brass wall sconces, by Barovier & Toso, Italy 1970s - Two pairs available The vintage wall sconces are made of 3 stylized leaves of gold granilia M...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid-Century Italian Sconce Brass Gold Murano Glass 1950s Arredoluce Style
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Mid-Century Italian Sconce Brass Gold Murano Glass 1950s Arredoluce Style . 3 Light Bulbs E14 max 40 Watt Each.
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Solid Brass Sconce 1950 Italian Mid-century Modern Glass white Satin
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Large brass applique 1950 very chic design, made of brass and opal glass, design attributable to Stilnovo.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Murano Clear Glass & Brass Mid-Century Modern Sconces Barovier style Italy 1970s
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of Murano textured clear glass, Mid-Century Modern wall sconces, in the style of Barovier and Toso. Italy 1970s. Beautiful quality of Murano glass work, for these Mid Century sc...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair, Italian Round Mid-Century Modern Chrome, Brass & Opaline Glass Sconces 70s
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Mid-Century Modern round chrome, brass & opaline glass sconces, wall light or flush mount. Unique way of attaching the socket part to the Top, easy to change the light bulbs...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Chrome

Oluce Italian Mid-Century Sconces Glass and Metal Wall Lamps, 1960s
By Oluce
Located in Modena, IT
Oluce Italian mid-century sconces wall lamps produced by Oluce from 1960, burnished brass frame and pressed glass diffusers, adjustable in height, 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

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Mid Century Glass And Brass Italian Sconce For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic mid century glass and brass Italian sconce available at 1stDibs. Each mid century glass and brass Italian sconce for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using glass, metal and brass. Find 2105 options for an antique or vintage mid century glass and brass Italian sconce now, or shop our selection of 254 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Your living room may not be complete without a mid century glass and brass Italian sconce — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each mid century glass and brass Italian sconce bearing Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco or Hollywood Regency hallmarks is very popular. A well-made mid century glass and brass Italian sconce has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Barovier&Toso, Stilnovo and Fabio Ltd are consistently popular.

How Much is a Mid Century Glass And Brass Italian Sconce?

Prices for a mid century glass and brass Italian sconce can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $150 and can go as high as $49,129, while the average can fetch as much as $2,654.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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.