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Brass Wall Sconce, Mid century Style
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Brass wall lamp, style, 1950-1960 Production time: 6-7 weeks Measures: H 11.23 in., W 5.71 in., D 7.49 in. H 28.5 cm, W 14.5 cm, D 19 cm.  
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2010s European Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

  • Brass Wall Sconce, Mid century Style
  • Brass Wall Sconce, Mid century Style
  • Brass Wall Sconce, Mid century Style
  • Brass Wall Sconce, Mid century Style
H 11.42 in. W 5.91 in. D 7.49 in.
Sciolari Style Glass and Brass Hard Wired Rod Sconce
By Sciolari Lighting
Located in Wichita, KS
Glass-rod and brass wall-mount sconce in the style of Sciolari. Glass rods are alternately clear. rods from the very back of fixture are missing--this is not visible when mounted. Th...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Italian Brass & White Metal Shade Mid-century Style Sconces
Located in New York, NY
An impressive and large pair of contemporary Italian sconces in the style of the Classic designs of the period.
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

Italy Burnished Brass Wall Sconce Mid-Century Modern Style
Located in Brescia, IT
Italy burnished brass wall sconce Mid-Century Modern style contemporary production This contemporary wall sconce in typical Mid-Century Modern style is completely made in Italy, wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and...

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Brass

'Monolith' Italian-Style Reading Lamp Brass & White Enamel by Blueprint Lighting
By Stilnovo, Gino Sarfatti, Blueprint Lighting
Located in New York, NY
Enamel color may be specified with no additional lead time in most cases. Our extensive list of 36 standard enamel colors are shown in the final images--there is no additional lead t...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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

Mid-Century Modern Style Brass Diamond Design Wall Sconce, a Pair
Located in Plainview, NY
A beautiful pair of Mid-Century Modern style wall sconces. The pair of sconce are handmade of high quality brass in a semi cylindrical shape. The sconces feature a lovely diamond mot...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Classical Mid Century Brass Sconce Style of Tommi Parzinger
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Classical brass sconce nearly five feet in width with fourteen lights. Originally from a NYC hotel lobby. Excellent craftsmanship and style.
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern Style Brass Articulating Sconces
By Arredoluce, Gino Sarfatti
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Italian Mid-Century Modern style articulating wall lights in solid brass and black enameled metal in the style of Angelo Lelli for Arrredoluce. Set up for 1 European candelab...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and...

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Metal, Brass

Murano Glass & Brass Mid-Century Modern Sconces Barovier style - a pair
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

Mid-Century Modern Style Black Gilt Brass Sconces, France, 1960
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful pair of single wall lights of the mid-1960s in black painted metal, brass, and white satin opaline shade. The pair is in perfect condition, electrical parts have been re...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

French Mid-Century Modern Style Black Gilt Brass Sconces, 1950
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful pair of midcentury French 1950s sconces in brass, black metal painted, and white satin opaline shade. The pair is in a very good condition, electricity has been renewed ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Neo-Classical Style Brass Hand Holding Torch Sconces, Pair
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a pair of brass neo-classical style hand holding torch sconces. They are not electrified but are able to be so. They date to the 60s and are unmarked. The backlplate is 4” L ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid Century Murano Glass and Brass Large Sconces Barovier Style - a pair
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 a...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Brass and Glass Large Sconces, Sciolari Style, a Pair
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of geometrical large sconces, attributed to Gaetano Sciolari, Italy circa 1970s. The Mid-Century Modern pair of sconces are made of brass and two Murano clear square glasses, e...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid Century Brass Leaf Sconces Maison Jansen Style - set of four
By Maison Jansen
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of Mid-Century Modern brass wall sconces, in the style of Maison Jansen, France, 1970s The brass sconces have 1-light each, and are rewired for the US. The sconces are made of a...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Style Murano Glass and Brass Pair of Italian Sconces
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of sconces, made with brass structure and hand carved murano glass. Italian manufacture.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and...

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Brass

Venini Style Crystal & Brass Sconces Mid-Century Modern, Italy, 1970, Pair
By Venini
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Venini style crystal glass sconces, triedi glass rod, medium Model, superb. A beautiful light through the glass rod. Takes 2 light regular light bulbs, LED work too. US r...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid Century Murano Glass and Brass Palm Sconces Mazzega style - a pair
By AVMazzega
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of stylized clear Murano glass Palm Leaf sconces, Mid-Century Modern, attributed to Mazzega, Italy, 1970s The vintage pair of sconces has brass mounts. The Murano sconces have 1...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Brass and Murano Glass Mid-Century Modern Sconces Kalmar Style - a pair
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of rectangular shaped, Mid-Century Modern brass and clear translucent Murano glass sconces, 1970. Attributed to Kalmar, Austria, 1970s Made of curved, polished brass mount, an...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian 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 Puglia, 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 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

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Karl Springer Style Lucite and Brass Sconces
By Karl Springer, Van Teal, Les Prismatiques
Located in Houston, TX
A stylish pair of Hollywood Regency brass and Lucite sconces. These Karl Springer inspired sconces are a great finishing touch for a room. Their Lucite form adds glamour and style in...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Articulated Sconce Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Style Solid Brass Black and White
By Stilnovo, Arredoluce, Sarfatti for Arteluce
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This beautiful sconce has three moving joints. The middle one can be with key, for changing position every once in a while, or screw for fixed position. The one on the backplate can ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and...

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Aluminum, Brass, Metal

Pair, Jacques Biny Style Sconces Brass & Steel French Mid-Century Modern, 1955
By Jacques Biny
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Jacques Biny style sconces, black and white rectangle tole and pull string. French Mid-Century Modern sconces from the mid-1950s. US wiring and each sconce takes 1 light, 2...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Steel

Mid Century Karl Springer Style Brass and acrylic sconces (2 pair available)
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
Pair of oversized brass and acrylic sconces. Brass wall washer has one porcelain socket takes 100 watt Edison base bulb. Priced per pair. Two pair available.
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Vintage 1970s Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Italian Venini Style Crystal & Brass Large Sconce, Wall Light Mid-Century Modern
By Venini
Located in Miami, FL
Italian Venini style glass sconce, 'Triedi' Glass rod, large Model, impressive. Has 2 socket, E27 base, 60 watt max per bulb. In working condition. Round Black Plate measures: 9.7...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Custom Brass Sconces in the Style of Mid-Century Modern
Located in New York, NY
Pair of custom brass sconces in the Style of Mid-Century Modern.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights an...

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Brass

Tommaso Barbi in the Style Italian Mid Century Sconce in Brass, 1950s
By Tommaso Barbi
Located in bari, IT
Sconce in the style of Tommaso Barbi in brass from the 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Venini Style Crystal & Brass Sconces Mid-Century Modern Italy 1970
By Venini
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Venini style crystal glass sconces, Triedi Glass rod, large Model, impressive. A beautiful light through the glass rod. Takes 2 light regular light bulbs, LED work too. U...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Style Brass and White Aluminium Wall Light Sconce
By Stilnovo
Located in Matosinhos, PT
Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo style brass and white aluminium wall light sconce, circa 1960 Rare and beautiful midcentury Stilnovo style brass and white aluminium wall light sconce, c...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

Venini Style Mid-Century Modern Italian Pair of Sconces Crystal & Brass Lights
By Venini
Located in Miami, FL
Nice pair of large Venini style sconces in crystal rods with Brass details from Italy. US rewired and in working condition. Each sconce takes two light bulbs per sconce, max. 40 wa...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Brass

Tommi Parzinger Style Brass Sconce 9-Light Wall Lamp Mid-Century Modern 1970
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in Miami, FL
Superb huge Brass sconce, in the style of Tommi Parzinger, 9 lights 60 watts max per socket, US wired, in working condition. Have a look on our the largest collection of French and I...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Maison Jansen style Sconces, Wall Lights Brass & Lucite mid century modern Pair
Located in Miami, FL
French pairs of sconces Maison Jansen Style , two patinas (gun metal and brass) with clear disc of Lucite under each cup. Candelabra socket. Shade : 5 inches H, 4.5 inches H diameter...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Metal

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

1950s Two Stilnovo Style Mid-Century Modern Italian Teak and Brass Wall Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Two wall sconces in brass, teak and glass, made in Italy in the 1950s in the style of Stilnovo. They work with both 110 and 220 Volt 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 Custom Brass Double Head Mid Century Style Sconces by Adesso Imports
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of custom brass double head mid-century style sconces by Adesso Imports. Can be hung vertically or horizontally. Can be done in different metals.
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Brass Large Leaf Sconces, Maison Jansen Style - set of six
By Maison Jansen
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of large Mid-Century Modern brass wall sconces, in the style of Maison Jansen, France, 1970s The brass sconces have 1-light each, and are rewired for the US. The sconces are mad...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Tall Mid-Century Modern Pair of Sconces Brass and White Glass , Petitot Style
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This pair of sconces is very unusual with its nicely frosted white glass and its nice brass arrow that runs the length of the front. Brass screws hold the glass to the frame on the s...
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1990s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Kalmar Tubular Sconce in Thick Ice-Glazed Style Murano Glass
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in Troy, MI
Hand blown Murano glass sconce in tube shape with brass base, circa 1970. Thick, clear bubbly glass with glazed ice appearance. Sconce has been rewired for US electrical standards an...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid Century Modern White Glass and Brass Sconces, Stilnovo Style - set of four
By Stilnovo
Located in Dallas, TX
Two pairs of 3-light Mid-Century Modern wall sconces, made of white translucent glass globes and cast brass mounts. Attributed to Stilnovo, Italy, 1960s. Beautiful quality. They c...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of French Mid-Century Style Solid Brass Modern Neoclassical Wall Sconces
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
Two elegant pairs of French Mid-Century Style solid brass wall lights in the style of Jules Leleu in a Classic Curile X-Form design. Wired for two Lights at 60 watts each. Sold by t...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Neoclassical Revival Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

1990s Polished Brass & Glass Rod Wall Sconce Done in a Mid-Century Modern Style
Located in New York, NY
1990s Mid-Century Modern heavy brass and clear rod shaped glass wall sconce made with exceptional quality by Chameleon Fine Lighting. Price includes restoration. This can be seen at ...
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1990s Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

1970 Two Sciolari Style Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass and Glass Wall Sconces
By Max Ingrand
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A set of two brass and solid Murano glass cylinders 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

Pair of Wall Sconces Alabaster and Brass Style,Like New Mid 20th Century
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
Very nice sconces, They are like new Pair of Alabaster wall sconces and brass Geometric shape. Very contemporary minimalist design. Alanbaster white color with gold brass...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Alabaster, Brass

Pair of Custom Brass and White Metal Mid-Century Style Sconces by Adesso Imports
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of custom brass and white metal mid century style sconces by Adesso Imports. Can be done in different metals.
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Custom Brass and Black Metal Mid-Century Style Sconces by Adesso Imports
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of custom brass and black metal mid-century style sconces by Adesso Imports. Can be done in different metals.
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Modern Flower Shaped Glass Rod Wall Sconces in Style of Sciolari
By Sciolari Lighting
Located in Rijssen, NL
Wonderful high-end wall sconces in the style of Sciolari. With flower shaped glass and brass details giving each piece an elegant appearance which refracts the light, filling a room ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Murano Glass Large Sconces, Mid Century, Vistosi style - a pair
By Vistosi
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of tall Murano glass sconces, attributed to Vistosi, Italy 1980s. The pair of sconces is made of a tall urn shaped top vase in a light gray color, nesting the light. The glass i...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Style Brass, Blue and Pink Glass Wall Sconce
By Stilnovo
Located in Matosinhos, PT
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo style brass, blue and pink glass wall sconce, 1950 romantic Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo style pair of brass, blue and pink painted glass wall ligh...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Style Wall Lamp Sconce, Re-Edition
By Woka Lamps
Located in Vienna, AT
Straight and cool sconce - comes with a bigger backplate for the US. All components according to the UL regulations, with an additional charge we will UL-list and label our fixtures.
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2010s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

2000s Pair of Single Arm Wall Sconces Mid-Century Modern Style Heavy Cast Brass
Located in New York, NY
2000s pair of heavy cast highly polished finish brass single arm sconces. Small quantity available at time of posting. Priced each. This can be seen at our 400 Gilligan St location i...
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Early 2000s Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Brass Mid-Century Modern Wall Sconces in the Style of Tommi Parzinger
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A chic pair of elongated brass Italian Mid-Century Modern wall sconces having 3 arms each and dimmers.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid Century Murano Gold Glass Sconces Barovier style - a pair
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of dark gold leaf Murano glass wall sconces, attributed to Barovier & Toso, Italy 1980s. The mid century modern sconces are made of a single stylized leaf shaped Handmade Murano...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid-20th Century Lafount Style Crystal Sconces, a Pair
Located in Canton, MA
Crystal and brass sconces in the style of Lafount. two arm sconces with Brass backplates. Crystal prisms decorate the backplate like a flower.
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Mid-20th Century Czech Regency Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Brass

Mid Century Murano Glass White Large Sconces Venini Style - a pair
By Venini
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of tall Neoclassical style Murano glass wall sconces, in the style of Venini, Italy 1970s. The mid century modern sconces are in handmade Murano glass and burnished brass mounts...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

English Georgian Style Brass Wall Sconces
Located in New York, NY
Pair of English Georgian style brass 2 arm wall sconces with vasiform backplate, 20th century.
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Mid-20th Century English Georgian Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

  • English Georgian Style Brass Wall Sconces
  • English Georgian Style Brass Wall Sconces
  • English Georgian Style Brass Wall Sconces
  • English Georgian Style Brass Wall Sconces
H 16 in. W 10.25 in. D 5.5 in.
Mid Century Murano Glass Large Leaf Sconces, Vistosi Style - a pair
By Gino Vistosi
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of large Mid Century Modern Murano glass sconces, attributed to Vistosi, Italy 1970s. The vintage sconces have a stylized leaf shape, in a hand blown textured clear Murano glas...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Murano Glass Tan Sconces Mazzega Style - a pair
By Mazzega
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-Century Modern pair of Murano glass wall sconces, attributed to Mazzega, Italy 1980s. The vintage sconces are made of 3 long and curved tiles in Murano glass, in a beautiful sem...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Murano Glass Torchiere Sconces, Venini Style - a pair
By Venini
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of elongated vintage Murano glass sconces, Venini style, Italy 1960s. The Mid-Century Modern wall lights are made of hand blown black & clear Murano glass, and brass mounts. One...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid Century Large Silver Murano Glass Sconces Barovier Style - a pair
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Dallas, TX
Very large pair of vintage dark silver Murano glass wall sconces, attributed to Barovier & Toso, Italy 1970s. The Mid Century Modern leaf shaped sconces are made of a single handmad...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

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Mid Century Style Brass Lighting Sconce For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the mid century style brass lighting sconce you’re looking for. Each mid century style brass lighting sconce for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and glass. There are 550 variations of the antique or vintage mid century style brass lighting sconce you’re looking for, while we also have 81 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the mid century style brass lighting sconce you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A mid century style brass lighting sconce is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco and Hollywood Regency styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made mid century style brass lighting sconce over the years, but those crafted by Charles Burnand, Maison Lunel and Vereinigte Werkstätten München are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Mid Century Style Brass Lighting Sconce?

A mid century style brass lighting sconce can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,005, while the lowest priced sells for $150 and the highest can go for as much as $65,043.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage 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. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

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 chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other 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.