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Stilnovo Mid-Century Modern Brass Wall Sconces with Opaline Shades
By Stilnovo
Located in Miami, FL
Mid-Century Modern rare brass wall sconces from Stilnovo with square opaline shades. Minor blemish
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

French Pair Mid-Century Modern Brass & Opaline 2 Arm Sconce Wall Lamp
Located in Miami, FL
Italian Mid-Century period sconces, more than 500 pairs.  
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Large Ceramic & Opaline Glass French Hand Sconces Wall Lights Mid-Century Modern
Located in Miami, FL
Very elegant pair of large white ceramic hand sconces with original Opaline shades, circa 1950
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Ceramic, Opaline Glass

Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Style Brass and Opaline Glass Wall Light Sconce
By Gaetano Sciolari, Stilnovo
Located in Matosinhos, PT
Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo style brass and opaline glass wall light sconce, attribute to Angelo
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

White Opaline Vintage Mid-Century Metal Scones Wall Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Metal and opaline glass wall lamp. Used in a Dutch monastery wall plate 8.5 × 8.5 cm for use
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Iron

Pair of Mid-Century Wall Sconces
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Two geometrically inspired wall sconces with copper accents and opaline glass diffusers. Each light
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Copper

  • Pair of Mid-Century Wall Sconces
  • Pair of Mid-Century Wall Sconces
  • Pair of Mid-Century Wall Sconces
  • Pair of Mid-Century Wall Sconces
H 16 in. W 9 in. D 4 in.
White Opaline Vintage Mid Century Cast Iron Brass Scones Wall Lights
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opaline glass industrial wall light. Brass top. Measures: Diameter cast iron wall piece 10 cm
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Iron

Pair of Wood and Opaline Glass Wall Sconces
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Pair of mid-century wall sconces made of a dark wood backplate and two rectangular opaline glass
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Opaline Glass, Wood

  • Pair of Wood and Opaline Glass Wall Sconces
  • Pair of Wood and Opaline Glass Wall Sconces
  • Pair of Wood and Opaline Glass Wall Sconces
  • Pair of Wood and Opaline Glass Wall Sconces
H 8.67 in. W 11.03 in. D 3.55 in.
Mid-Century Modern Set of Five Opaline Glass Sconces, Italy, 1950s
Located in Catania, CT
from triplex opaline glass. Each sconce mounts a socket for E14 bulb. Full working with EU standard
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Opaline Glass

Pair of Brass and Opaline Glass Wall Sconces
By Venfield
Located in New York, NY
This pair of new Italian brass and Murano opaline glass sconces are available for purchase
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and...

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Brass

Italian Mid-Century Modern White Opaline Glass Wall Lamps, 1960s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern white opaline glass wall lamps, 1960s Wall lamp with central plastic
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Opaline Glass

Italian mid-century opaline glass and brass wall lamp, 1950s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century opaline glass and brass wall lamp, 1950s Italian opaline glass and brass wall
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Metal

Pair of Wood and Opaline Glass Lantern Wall Sconces
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Pair of mid-century wall sconces made of a dark wood backplate and arms and two opaline glass
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Opaline Glass, Wood

White Opaline Glass Mid-Century Flush Mount or Wall Lamp
Located in Vienna, AT
Aluminum holder fitted with one E27 socket and opaline glass shade from the 1950s. up to 10 pieces
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum

Mid Century Brass Wall Lights with Opaline Glass by Limburg, Germany
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Saint Leonards-on-sea, England
Beautiful and elegant, stunning quality opaline glass lamps with brass bases. Manufactured by
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Late 20th Century German 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

Pair of 2 Mid-Century Modern Wall Sconces, 1980
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 2 Italian wall sconces made with opaline glass and brass details. An iconic piece that
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Mid-Centuryfrench Lunel Wall Sconces, 1950
By Lunel
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of 1950s wall sconces, design Maison Lunel, France, they are double sconces, in brass metal
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

  • Mid-Centuryfrench Lunel Wall Sconces, 1950
  • Mid-Centuryfrench Lunel Wall Sconces, 1950
  • Mid-Centuryfrench Lunel Wall Sconces, 1950
  • Mid-Centuryfrench Lunel Wall Sconces, 1950
H 20.08 in. W 11.82 in. D 3.15 in.
Italian mid-century modern Brass and opaline glass round wall lights, 1960s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century modern Brass and opaline glass round wall lights, 1960s Pair of round wall
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Maison Lunel Sconce Brass Steel & Opaline Shade France Mid-Century Modern, Pair
By Lunel
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Maison Lunel sconce, wall light with original cone Opaline shades, made out of Black finish
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Wrought Iron

Pair of French Midcentury Brass and Opaline Shades Wall Sconces
By Lunel
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of wall sconces around 1950, in the Maison Lunel style, with double arms, the entire structure
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Brass and Opaline Glass Barrel Sconces, Italy, 1950s
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Mid-Century Modern pair of brass, wood detail and opaline glass barrel wall lights lamps sconces
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Italian Opaline Glass and Wood Sconces, 1960s
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Pair of Italian design wall lamps, made in the 60s. Fascinating with its rare round opal glass
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Opaline Glass, Wood

Stilnovo Style, Mid-Century Italian Brass and Opaline Glass Sconces, Set of Two
By Stilnovo
Located in Catania, CT
Vintage conditions with evident trace of age and use for this set of two wall lamps made from brass
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Brass and Opaline Glass Wall Lamps, Italy, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Hagenbach, DE
A pair of Italian Stilnovo style wall lamps made in the 1960s. It is fascinating with its rare
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

  • Pair of Mid-Century Brass and Opaline Glass Wall Lamps, Italy, 1960s
  • Pair of Mid-Century Brass and Opaline Glass Wall Lamps, Italy, 1960s
  • Pair of Mid-Century Brass and Opaline Glass Wall Lamps, Italy, 1960s
  • Pair of Mid-Century Brass and Opaline Glass Wall Lamps, Italy, 1960s
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H 12.21 in. W 7.88 in. D 3.94 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Metal and Opaline Glass Wall Lights
Located in London, GB
A pair of tall wall lights. Holland, c1970s. Brass wall galleries with tall cylinder opaline
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass

Opaline Glass Mid-Century Flush Mount
Located in Vienna, AT
Ceramic holder fitted with one E27 socket and Opaline glass shade from the 1950s. Up to 10 pieces
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Vintage 1950s Czech Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Ceramic, Opaline Glass

  • Opaline Glass Mid-Century Flush Mount
  • Opaline Glass Mid-Century Flush Mount
  • Opaline Glass Mid-Century Flush Mount
  • Opaline Glass Mid-Century Flush Mount
H 5.91 in. W 5.91 in. D 7.88 in.
20th Century Italian Pair of Opaline Glass Wall Sconces in the Style of Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A white-silver, vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian pair of round wall sconces, appliques made of
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Chrome

Maison Lunel Sconce 2 Tone Brass & Opaline Shade France Mid-Century Modern, Pair
By Lunel
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Maison Lunel sconce, wall light with original cone Opaline shades, made out of two patina
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Midcentury French Brass and Opaline Lantern Sconce Wall Light 1950s
By Lunel
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
the style of Maison Lunel. The wall light is made of brass and has got a white opaline lamp shade
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

  • Midcentury French Brass and Opaline Lantern Sconce Wall Light 1950s
  • Midcentury French Brass and Opaline Lantern Sconce Wall Light 1950s
  • Midcentury French Brass and Opaline Lantern Sconce Wall Light 1950s
  • Midcentury French Brass and Opaline Lantern Sconce Wall Light 1950s
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H 15.36 in. W 7.88 in. D 11.42 in.
Gaëtano Sciolari, Pair of Wall Sconces in Opaline and Metal, 1970s
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Gaetano Sciolari, by. Pair of wall sconces. Two opalines of round shape and white color, fixed
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Mid-20th Century Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Gaetano Sciolari Sculptural Brass Wall Sconces with Opaline Glass Shades, Italy
By Gaetano Sciolari
Located in Almelo, NL
Gaetano Sciolari Sculptural Brass Wall Sconces with Opaline Glass Shades, Italy 1970s These
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Italian Mid-Century Design Wall Lights 1950 Stilnovo Style Brass Opaline
By Stilnovo
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Stylish & timeless ! These Italian 1950 mid-century design wall lights in the style of Stilnovo
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Wall Lamp Hans Bergström Swedish ASEA 60s Brass Opaline Sconce Scandinavian
By Hans Bergström, ASEA
Located in Lyon, FR
Scandinavian wall lamp of the Swedish designer Hans Bergström edited by ASEA in the 1960s
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights Opaline Glass and Steel, Italy, 1970s
By Alessandro Sciolari
Located in Almelo, NL
Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights Opaline Glass and Steel, Italy, 1970s Modern Italian wall lights
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Steel

Pair of Brass and Opaline Glass Mid-Century Swedish Wall Lights
Located in London, GB
A pair of brass and opaline glass wall lights. Adjustable in nature. Sweden, c1950s
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Mid-20th Century Swedish 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 sconces, wall light or flush mount. Unique way of
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Chrome

Opaline Glass Wall Lights
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Four glass wall lights. Each light has two opaline globes, brushed aluminium with custom nickel
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Nickel

  • Opaline Glass Wall Lights
  • Opaline Glass Wall Lights
  • Opaline Glass Wall Lights
  • Opaline Glass Wall Lights
H 25 in. W 24 in. D 12 in.
Vintage Mid Century Wooden Scissor Wall Lamp with Opaline Glass Shade, Retro 70s
Located in ROTTERDAM, ZH
extend the lamp from the wall. The lamp requires an E27 (standard) lightbulb and currently has an EU-plug
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Vintage 1970s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass, Opaline Glass, Wood

Wall Sconces in Brass and Opaline Glass by Hans-Agne Jakobsson
By AB Markaryd, Hans-Agne Jakobsson
Located in Karlstad, SE
Four early wall lights by Hans-Agne Jakobsson. Each lamp features three light sources, giving a
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20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Ceramic French Hand Sconces Wall Lights Mid-Century Modern
Located in Miami, FL
Very elegant pair of white ceramic hand sconces with original Opaline shades, circa 1950. Takes 1
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Ceramic, Opaline Glass

Set of Four Mid-Century Modern Chrome Plated Sconces / Wall Lights
By S.A. Boulanger
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
A set of Mid-Century Modern wall lamps, two with a single lamp and two with a double lamp. They
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Chrome

  • Set of Four Mid-Century Modern Chrome Plated Sconces / Wall Lights
  • Set of Four Mid-Century Modern Chrome Plated Sconces / Wall Lights
  • Set of Four Mid-Century Modern Chrome Plated Sconces / Wall Lights
  • Set of Four Mid-Century Modern Chrome Plated Sconces / Wall Lights
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H 9.85 in. W 9.85 in. D 7.09 in.
Maison Arlus Brass, Bronze Sconces, Wall Lights with Cone Opaline Glass Shade
By Arlus
Located in Miami, FL
French Mid-Century Modern sconces in brass and bronze detail with original opaline glass shade
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze, Brass

1960s Set of Two Arredoluce Style Mid-Century Modern Italian Wall Sconces
By Arredoluce
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Two elegant brass, red painted aluminum and opaline glass wall sconces designed and manufactured in
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

1950s Set of Two Stilnovo Style Mid-Century Modern Italian Wall Sconces
By Arredoluce, Stilnovo
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A pair of brass, teak and opaline glass wall sconces designed and manufactured in Italy in the
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Teak, Brass and Opaline Glass Wall Sconces, 1960s Italy Vintage Two Lights
Located in Rome, IT
Teak and brass wall sconces featuring two lights in opaline glass, made in Italy during the 1960s.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Italian Midcentury Wall Sconces in Opaline Murano Glass by Carlo Nason, 1970s
By Carlo Nason, AVMazzega
Located in Morazzone, Varese
Beautiful set of two wall sconces made of gorgeous curved opaline Murano glass and white metal wall
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Maison Lancel Brass & Wood Sconces, Wall Lights Blown Opaline Shade France, Pair
By Maison Lancel
Located in Miami, FL
Superb pair of Maison Lancel sconces, wall lamps in Brass and black lacquered wood. Each comes
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Maison Lancel Medium Brass & Wood Sconces Wall Lights Opaline Shade France, Pair
By Maison Lancel
Located in Miami, FL
Superb pair of Maison Lancel sconces, wall lamps in Brass and black lacquered wood. Each comes
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Large Maison Lancel Brass & Wood Sconces, Wall Lights Opaline Glass Shade, Pair
By Maison Lancel
Located in Miami, FL
Large superb pair of Maison Lancel sconces, wall lamps in Brass and black lacquered wood. Each
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid-Century Marquetry Wall Sconces by Andrea Gusmai, Italy
By Andrea Gusmai
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
These particular wall sconces in brass was custom designed and made by a local artisan to hold the
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

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Boxwood, Teak

White Opaline Glass Vintage Brass Scones Wall Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Opaline scone wall lamp. Brass with white opaline glass. Weight: 0.65 kg / 1.45 lb Priced
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

White Opaline Glass Vintage Scones Wall Ceiling Lamps
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Belgian opaline industrial ceiling lamp. Aluminum base with white opaline glass. Weight: 0.90
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Iron

White Opaline Glass Vintage Scone Wall Ceiling Lamp
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Belgian opaline industrial ceiling lamp. Iron base with white opaline glass. 2x E27 / E26
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Iron

Mid-Century Spanish Sunburst Sconce, 1950s
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This Mid-Century sunburst sconce was produced in Spain in the 1950s. It is made of bronzed metal
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Vintage 1950s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

  • Mid-Century Spanish Sunburst Sconce, 1950s
  • Mid-Century Spanish Sunburst Sconce, 1950s
  • Mid-Century Spanish Sunburst Sconce, 1950s
  • Mid-Century Spanish Sunburst Sconce, 1950s
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H 3.94 in. Dm 26.78 in.
Several Wall Sconces Opaline Glass and Brass in the Style of RAAK, 1970
By RAAK
Located in Rijssen, NL
Stunning wall sconces designed in the style of RAAK. Opaline glass with brass details
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Wall lights Sconces Brass Opaline Glass Stilnovo Midcentury Italy 1960s Set of 2
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, IT
Set of 2 wall lamps made in Italy in the 1950s/60s and designed in the style of the renowned
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair Maison Arlus Brass, Steel 3-Light Wall Sconces & Cone Opaline Glass Shade
By Arlus
Located in Miami, FL
2 pair available these superb French Mid-Century Modern 3 light sconces, wall lights in brass and
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Steel

Pair of 2 Italian Opaline Sconces, 1980
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 2 Mid-Century Modern Wall sconces made with opaline glass. An elegant and simple item that
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Opaline Glass

  • Pair of 2 Italian Opaline Sconces, 1980
  • Pair of 2 Italian Opaline Sconces, 1980
  • Pair of 2 Italian Opaline Sconces, 1980
  • Pair of 2 Italian Opaline Sconces, 1980
H 12 in. W 9.5 in. D 6 in.
Wall Lights Sconces Opaline Glass Metal Sergio Terzani Midcentury 1970s Set of 2
By Sergio Terzani
Located in Palermo, IT
Set of 2 particular wall lamps produced in the 70s and attributable to the designer Sergio Terzani
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

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Mid Century Wall Sconce Opaline For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the mid century wall sconce opaline you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A mid century wall sconce opaline — often made from glass, opaline glass and metal — can elevate any home. There are 1148 variations of the antique or vintage mid century wall sconce opaline you’re looking for, while we also have 41 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a mid century wall sconce opaline — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A mid century wall sconce opaline made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Industrial — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one mid century wall sconce opaline that is appealing in its simplicity, but Arlus, Maison Lunel and Stilnovo produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Mid Century Wall Sconce Opaline?

Prices for a mid century wall sconce opaline can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $43 and can go as high as $47,836, while the average can fetch as much as $1,656.

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 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.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s 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 pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using 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 influencer 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. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture 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, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere 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.