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Pair of Mid-Century Italian Brass and Black Metal Wall Sconces, 1950s
Located in Rome, IT
This stunning pair of mid-century Italian wall sconces perfectly captures the essence of 1950s
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Articulated Sconce Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Style Solid Brass Black and White
By Stilnovo, Arredoluce, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Tavarnelle val di Pesa, Florence
This exquisite sconce is a nod to the timeless pieces crafted by mid-century modern Italian studios
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and...

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Brass, Aluminum, Metal

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
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Italian Wall Sconces, 1950s Black Steel and Brass
Located in Rome, IT
sophisticated design characteristic of the era. Each sconce features a minimalist black enameled steel mount
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Iron

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
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, 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
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Brass & Black Enamel Sconces w/ Curvilinear Detailing
Located in New York, NY
This elegant pair of Mid-Century Modern sconces were realized in France circa 1950. They feature a
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Enamel

Mid Century Pair of Gilt Iron and Brass Sunburst Wall Sconces
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of gilt iron and brass sunburst light wall or wall sconces, in the style Art Deco. Nice patina.
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Iron

Rene Mathieu Swing Arm Black Steel & Brass Sconce, French, Mid-Century Modern
By Rene Mathieu
Located in Miami, FL
Superb brass & black finished steel push on swing arm sconce by Rene Mathieu, adjustable sconce
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Metal

Mid-Century Brass and Grey Metal Pair of Sconces, 1950s, Germany
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Mid-Century brass and grey metal pair of sconces, 1950s, Germany Very elegant and Minimalist
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Mid Century Modern Vintage Black Yellow Glass Copper Brass Spider Sconce Italy
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern vintage spider like sconce or wall light from black metal, brass copper and
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Copper, Brass, Metal

Mid-Century Italian Sconces - Vintage STILNOVO Brass and Opaline Glass appliques
Located in Rome, IT
Presenting a distinguished pair of Italian mid-century wall sconces, attributed to the esteemed
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Italian Brass and Black Steel Wall Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in London, GB
Pair of Italian wall lamps feature a brass arm and base with a black aluminium Diabolo Tuba shades
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Italian Brass and Black Steel Wall Sconces
Italian Brass and Black Steel Wall Sconces
H 15.95 in W 4.34 in D 12.21 in
Pair of italian Black & White aluminum & Brass Mid-Century sconces by Gilardi &
By Gilardi & Barzaghi
Located in Varese, Lombardia
aluminum in black & white color, with a brass structure. Good vintage condition: lamps have never been used
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Vintage 1950s 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
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and...

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Brass

Stilnovo Style Mid-Century Modern Italian Brass and Opaline Glass Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in Puglia, Puglia
Pair of wall lights in black lacquered metal, wood, brass and opaline glass. In the style of
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Iron

Pair of Wall Sconces Brass and Crytal Posible Sciolari Italy Mid-Century
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
Pair of Wall Sconces brass and black crystal and original lampshade Mid-Century Modern. It has two
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

1950s Stilnovo Style Mid-Century Modern Wood Brass and White Glass wall Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Two brass, black painted wood and white glass wall sconces designed and manufactured in Italy in
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Mid-Century Leaf Shaped Pair of Brass Sconces, 1950s, Germany
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Mid-Century leaf shaped Pair of brass sconces, 1950s, Germany Very elegant and Minimalist wall
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Italian Wall Sconce, 1950s Black Steel and Brass
Located in Rome, IT
design characteristic of the era. The sconce features a minimalist black enameled steel mount supporting
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Sconces in Brass and Glass Attributed to Azucena
By Azucena
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Mid-Century Modern pair of wall lights in brass and glass attributed to Azucena, circa 1950.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of French Mid-Century Gilt Brass Wall Sconces
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Mid-Century (1950's) iron & gilt brass nine light sconces consisting of three groups
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Iron, Ormolu

French Mid-Century Modern Metal and Brass Swing Arm Sconces, Wall Lights, Pair
Located in Miami, FL
. Have a look on our impressive collection of French and Italian midcentury Period sconces. Over 300
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Iron

Pair of Mid-Century Italian Sconces in Opal Glass and Brass Italian, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Roma, IT
Fantastic pair of Mid-Century sconces in solid brass and opaline glass. This stunning wall lamps
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Black and Brass Double Cone Sconce by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Black and brass double cone sconce by Lawson-Fenning. The double cone sconce features two tapered
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Steel

Black and Brass Double Cone Sconce by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Black and Brass Double Cone Sconce by Lawson-Fenning. The double cone sconce features two tapered
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Steel, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Sconces Perspex Brass by Stilnovo. Italy, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Rare Mid-Century Modern wall lights lamps sconces in white perspex lucite metacrylate, black
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Metal

Mid-Century, Italian Murano Glass Brass Wall Lighting Sconce, Italy, 1950
Located in Madrid, ES
Mid-century sconce / wall light. Brass structure with patina and murano glass shade. Two inner
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Vintage 1950s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Handwrought Brass Sconces, circa 1950s
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Pair of Mid-Century Modern sconces, handwrought in solid brass and carved wood bulb-holders
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern 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
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and...

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Mid Century Modern Large Sculptural Brass & Aluminum Candle Sconces
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous and rare to find pair of Mid Century Modern Sculptural candle sconces in brass and
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

Elegant Pair of French Mid-Century Brass Sconces by Lunel, 1950
By Lunel
Located in Paris, FR
Very elegant French mid-century pair of sconces by Lunel Editions, 1950s. In blackened lacquer
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Limburg Vintage Mid-Century Iron Brass and Bubble Glass Wall Light Sconce c.1965
By Glashütte Limburg
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Limburg single minimal, geometric and simply shaped flushmount wall light / sconce this midcentury
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Brass Candle Sconces
By Tony Paul
Located in New York, NY
Pair of brass and black metal candle sconces by Tony Paul. Circa 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Candle Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Black Painted Aluminum & Brass Mid-Century Adjustable Wall Lamps
Located in Varese, Lombardia
from black painted aluminum (rough finish) and brass articulated structure. Very good condition
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

Kay Kørbing SAGA Wall Sconce of Brass and Glass for LYFA, 1970s Mid Century
By Lyfa, Kay Korbing
Located in Aarhus C, DK
of brass with transpant lacquer and metal with black lacquer mounted with a heavy glass shade. It can
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Eye Sconce Wall Lamp
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
: Steel swivel: Brass reflector: Aluminium Black lacquered - Always glossy white inside the lamp shades
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Modern Brass and Black Metal Wall Sconce, Made in Italy
Located in Culver City, CA
With fixed rod and pivoting shade. E26 socket. Made in Italy *Please Note: This fixture is made in Italy, and comes newly wired (eu wiring). It is not UL Listed. Standard Lead Tim...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and...

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Brass

Brass, Black & White Metal Adjustable 1950s Sconce
Located in Varese, Lombardia
This decorative 2-light sconce was produced around the 1950s. It is made from 2 adjustable painted
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Vintage 1950s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

Maison Jansen style Sconces, Wall Lights Brass & Lucite mid century modern Pair
Located in Miami, FL
and Italian Mid-Century Modern Period Sconces & Wall Lights. More than 200 pairs.
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Metal

Pair of Large 'Lola II' Sconces in Black Metal and Brass
By Alvaro Benitez, Arteluce, Stilnovo
Located in Glendale, CA
Pair of large 'Lola II' sconces in black metal and brass. Hand-fabricated by Los Angeles based
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights an...

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Metal, Brass

1950s Pair Swedish Black And Brass Designer Wall Light Sconces.
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Pair elegant Swedish designer wall lights / sconces from the 1950s in black lacquered metal with
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Eye Sconce Wall Lamp Set
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
: Steel Swivel : Brass Reflector : Aluminium Black Lacquered - Always glossy white inside the lamp shades
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Steel, Brass

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Eye Sconce Wall Lamp Set
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
photo is just an example. Materials and color: Body: Steel swivel: Brass reflector: Aluminium Black
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Steel, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Gilt Brass Doubleday Sconces, Maison Lunel, France, 1950
By Lunel
Located in Paris, FR
Gorgeous and large pair of asymmetrical double Mid-Century Modern sconces 1950s, by French Maison
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Rene Mathieu Swing Arm Brass & Ebonized Steel Sconce France Mid-Century Modern
By Rene Mathieu
Located in Miami, FL
Superb Brass & black finished Steel double arm swing arm sconce with push on switch by Rene Mathieu
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Eye Sconce Wall Lamp
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
and color: Body: Steel Swivel: Brass reflector: Aluminum Black lacquered, always glossy white inside
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Eye Sconce Wall Lamp
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
and color: Body : Steel Swivel : Brass Reflector : Aluminium Black Lacquered - Always glossy white
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Eye Sconce Wall Lamp
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
. Materials and color: body : steel swivel : brass reflector : aluminium. black lacquered - always glossy
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Eye Sconce Wall Lamp
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
. Materials and color: Body: Steel swivel: Brass reflector: Aluminium Black lacquered- Always glossy white
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

2 Pairs of Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern Metal & Brass Sconces by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
2 pairs of Italian Mid-Century Modern wall sconces / lights by Stilnovo. The sconces reflectors are
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Tulip Form Articulating Frosted Glass & Brass Fitted Sconces
Located in New York, NY
This stylish Pair of Mid-Century Modernist Tulip Form Articulating Frosted Glass Sconces W/ Brass
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Enamel

Italian Two-Arm Mid Century Sconce
Located in New York, NY
Two-Arm Mid Century Sconce with brass structure, black enamel metal perforated shades, and glass
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Wire, Brass, Metal

Italian Two-Arm Mid Century Sconce
Italian Two-Arm Mid Century Sconce
H 19 in W 14 in D 7.5 in
Pair of Large 'Raul' Sconces in Black and White Metal and Brass
By Stilnovo, Arteluce
Located in Glendale, CA
Pair of large 'Raul' sconces in black and white metal and brass. Hand-fabricated by Los Angeles
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights an...

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Metal, Brass

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
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Steel, Brass

Italian Pair of Mid-Century Modern Vintage Blue Sconces with Brass Details, 1960
Located in Vienna, AT
An Italian pair of Mid-Century Modern vintage blue sconces with brass details, which was handmade
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Iron, Brass

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Eye Sconce Wall Lamp Set
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
: steel swivel: brass reflector: aluminium. black lacquered - always glossy white inside the lamp shades
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Italian Stilnovo Mid-Century Modern Sconces, Pair
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Italian Stilnovo Mid-Century Modern pair of wall sconces with black enameled and brass elements on
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Enamel

Pair of Bronze and Brass Arbus Sconces
By André Arbus
Located in Miami, FL
impressive collection of French and Italian Mid Century Period Sconces. More than 200 pairs.  
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Bronze

Origami Sconce, Brushed Brass and Matt black lacquered, Handcrafted by Duistt
By Duistt
Located in Leça da Palmeira, PT
, the brass. The contrast between the brushed brass interior and the matt black lacquered brass exterior
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights ...

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Brass

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Midcentury Brass And Black Sconce For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the midcentury brass and black sconce you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A midcentury brass and black sconce — often made from metal, brass and aluminum — can elevate any home. There are 738 variations of the antique or vintage midcentury brass and black sconce you’re looking for, while we also have 200 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the midcentury brass and black 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 midcentury brass and black sconce is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Industrial and Art Deco styles are sought with frequency. Serge Mouille, Stilnovo and Editions Serge Mouille each produced at least one beautiful midcentury brass and black sconce that is worth considering.

How Much is a Midcentury Brass And Black Sconce?

Prices for a midcentury brass and black sconce can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $240 and can go as high as $49,533, while the average can fetch as much as $2,299.

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 celebrated 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.

Generations turn over, and mid-century modern remains arguably the most popular style going. 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 sconces-wall-lights for You

From the kitchen to the bedroom and everywhere in between, there is one major part of home decor that you definitely want to master: lighting. Carefully selected vintage sconces and wall lights can do wonders in establishing mood and highlighting your distinctive personality.

We’re a long way from the candelabra-inspired chandeliers of the medieval era. Lighting is no longer merely practical, and lighting designers have been creating and reinventing lighting solutions for eons. Because of the advancements crafted by these venturesome makers, we now have the opportunity to bring unique, customizable lighting solutions into our homes.

It’s never been easier to create dramatic bedrooms, cozy kitchen areas and cheerful bars than it is today. Think of an elegant wall sconce as functional and as a work of art, adding both light and style to your hallways, whimsical kids’ rooms and elsewhere.

When choosing a lighting solution, first determine what your needs are: Will you opt for a moody or a bright feel? The room that will serve as your home office will need adequate lighting — think “the brighter, the better” for this particular setting.

For the bedroom, bedside wall lamps with warm-temperature bulbs instead of bedside table lamps could be the way to go to induce a sense of calm or intimacy. Try to match the style of the wall light or sconce that you’re installing to the overall design scheme of your room. It’s never “just a light.” You should approach the lighting of a room with a mindset that is one part practical and one part aesthetics-driven.

Let 1stDibs help you set the mood with the right antique and vintage wall lights and sconces for your home. Our collection includes every kind of fixture, from sculptural works by Austrian craftsman J.T. Kalmar to chic industrial-style wall sconces, from adjustable painted aluminum wall lamps designed by Artemide to a wide variety of minimalist mid-century modern masterpieces.