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Daikon Mini Stilk Sconce Mid-Century Modern with Brass Details and Lamping
By Austin Daikon
Located in Albuquerque, NM
Stilk Daikon, steel Material options: Steel, brass, stainless steel Finish options: Steel- Industrial clear, onyx black wax, satin black, matte white Brass - brushed brass, p...
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2010s American Organic Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Steel

Italian Mid-Century Style Sconces with Black Metal Shades
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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Brass, Aluminum

Midcentury Black and Brass Pierre Guariche Style Articulating Wall Light Sconce
By Pierre Guariche
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This 1950s articulating wall lamp was designed and manufactured in France. The wall light has got a black diabolo-shaped lampshade and brass swiveling lamp arm with brass details ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Midcentury Black and White Double Cone Diabolo Wall Light Sconce
Located in Nümbrecht, NRW
This large Modernist 1950s double cone wall light was designed and manufactured in the United States. The wall light has got a black and a white diabolo-shaped perforated lampshad...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

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

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Brass

Industrial Swing Out Wall Sconce Light
By Get Back, Inc.
Located in Oakville, CT
Bespoke industrial / Mid-Century Modern metal and steel swing out wall lamp, light, wall sconce with 7" antique milk glass shade and Edison bulb. Overall length measures 47", bracket...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Steel

Pair of French Sconces by Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Miami, FL
Two patinas pair of sconces, brass and gun metal, circa 1955s Measurements with the shade: 12"W, 5"projection to the wall, 8"H. Two patinas brass, brass and gun metal. Back plate ...
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20th Century French 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 Sarfatti for Arteluce, Stilnovo, Arredoluce
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

Italian Mid-Century Modern Swing Arm Wall Sconce in Brass and Black Enamel
Located in New York, NY
This stunning wall sconce, realized in Italy, circa 1950, offers a wealth of stunning contrasts in both materials and forms. A black arm curves upwards from an asymmetrically cut bas...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Enamel

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 circular back plate with curvilinear supports in black enamel emanating outwards th...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Enamel

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

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

Mid Century Brass & Black Metal Sconce by Karl Walther Nache, 1950s Germany
By Karl Walther
Located in Hagenbach, DE
Mid century brass & black metal sconce by Karl Walther Nache, 1950s Germany Very rare high quality wall lamp. Frame are made of metal. Cover is made of brass. Lamp is in ver...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Mid Century Tole and Brass Palm Leaf Wall Sconces
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chic pair of mid century wall sconces with black tole palm tree leaves over brass arms and candle cups.
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Brass Shades & Twisted Black Metal Mid-Century Modern Sconces Stilnovo Sty Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of stylish brass and black painted metal Mid-Century Modern sconces, attributed to Stilnovo, Italy. Probably designed by Sciolari, who worked with Stilnovo during the 1960s. T...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Brass Mid-Century Modern Sconces by Lunel, France, 1950s
By Lunel
Located in Paris, FR
Very charming pair of French midcentury sconces lantern style in gilt brass and black lacquered patina, 1950s by Lunel. 75 W max, excellent general state, electric part has been che...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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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

Brass Mid-Century Modern Sconces by Lunel, France, 1950s
By Lunel
Located in Paris, FR
Very charming pair of French midcentury sconces lantern style in gilt brass and black llacquered patina, 1950s by LUNEL. 75 W max, excellent general state, electric part has been ch...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Brass Mid-Century Modern Sconces by Lunel, France, 1950s
By Lunel
Located in Paris, FR
Very charming pair of French midcentury sconces lantern style in gilt brass and black lacquered patina, 1950s by Lunel. 75 W max, excellent general state, electric part has been che...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Brass Mid-Century Modern Sconces by Lunel, France, 1950s
By Lunel
Located in Paris, FR
Very charming pair of French midcentury sconces lantern style in gilt brass and black lacquered patina, 1950s by Lunel. 75 W max, excellent general state, electric part has been che...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Brass Mid-Century Modern Sconces by Lunel, France 1950s
By Lunel
Located in Paris, FR
Very charming pair of French midcentury sconces lantern style in gilt brass and black llacquered patina, 1950s by LUNEL. 75 W max, excellent general state, electric part has been ch...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

French Mid-Century Modern Metal and Brass Swing Arm Sconces, Wall Lights, Pair
Located in Miami, FL
Superb pair of Swing arm sconces, wall lights from France. Each sconce takes 2 E 14 Light bulbs with 40 watts max. Measures: Back plate: 7.75 inches x 7.75 inches. Projection to t...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Iron

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

Four mid century polished Brass and Glass Sconces Attributed to Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
Four Art Deco style mid century polished brass and glass two light sconces Attributed to Karl Springer
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Late 20th Century American Art Deco 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 of three lights finished with brass ball base & single candlelight top and a folia...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Iron, Ormolu

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Eye Sconce Wall Lamp
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Sconce wall lamp model 'Eye Wall Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1956. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps ar...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Steel, Aluminum

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Eye Sconce Wall Lamp
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Sconce wall lamp model 'Eye Wall Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1956. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps ar...
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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
Sconce wall lamp model 'Eye Wall Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1956. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps ar...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Steel, Aluminum, Brass

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Eye Sconce Wall Lamp
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Sconce wall lamp model 'Eye Wall Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1956. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps ar...
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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
Sconce wall lamp model 'Eye Wall Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1956. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps ar...
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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
Sconce wall lamp model 'Eye Wall Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1956. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps ar...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Black and Brass Double Cone Sconce by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The double cone sconce features two tapered cones, in either black or white, with small perforations at both ends with a brass backplate and spacer. Shown here in black powdercoat an...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Steel

Maison Arlus Pair of Mid-Century Modern Brass Sconces, France, 1950
By Arlus
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful pair of large French 3 arms sconces of the 1950s in black lacquered brass, by Maison Arlus in a bouquet style. The pair is in a superb condition. Electric parts have been ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Maison Arlus Pair of Mid-Century Modern Brass Sconces, France, 1950
By Arlus
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful pair of large French 3 arms sconces of the 1950s in black lacquered brass, by Maison Arlus in a bouquet style. The pair is in a superb condition. Electric parts have been ...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Maison Arlus Pair of Mid-Century Modern Brass Sconces, France, 1950
By Arlus
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful pair of large French 3 arms sconces of the 1950s in black lacquered brass, by Maison Arlus in a bouquet style. The pair is in a superb condition. Electric parts have been ...
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Vintage 1950s French 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. These Sconces originally had a screen attached to the bulb which can be replaced easily...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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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 metal, brass and white satin opaline glasses. Fantastic geometric lines and contract a...
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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 Set
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Sconce wall lamp model 'Eye Wall Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1956. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps ar...
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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 Set
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Sconce wall lamp model 'Eye Wall Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1956. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps ar...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Michel Buffet Mid-Century Modern Black B205 Wall Sconce Lamp
By Michel Buffet
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Wall sconce lamp model 'B205' designed by Michel Buffet in 1953. The production of this re-edition lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s techniques...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Candle Sconces
Located in Chicago, IL
A pair of chic mid-20th century Italian candle sconces with simple steel diamond-form frames and single arms supporting brass candle cups. The sconces can accommodate pillar and tape...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Steel

  • Pair of Mid-Century Candle Sconces
  • Pair of Mid-Century Candle Sconces
  • Pair of Mid-Century Candle Sconces
  • Pair of Mid-Century Candle Sconces
H 19 in. W 9.25 in. D 5.75 in.
Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Eye Sconce Wall Lamp Set
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Sconce wall lamp model 'Eye Wall Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1956. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps ar...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass, Steel

Pair Wall Sconces Brass and Black Crytal and Original Lampshade, 1970s
Located in Mombuey, Zamora
Pair of Wall Sconces brass and black crystal and original lampshade, 1970s Mid-Century Modern.  
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Brass

Serge Mouille Mid-Century Modern Black Eye Sconce Wall Lamp Set
By Serge Mouille
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Sconce wall lamp model 'Eye Wall Lamp' designed by Serge Mouille in 1956. Manufactured by Editions Serge Mouille in France. The production of lamps, wall lights and floor lamps ar...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Steel, Aluminum, Brass

Michel Buffet Mid-Century Modern Black B206 Wall Sconce Lamp
By Michel Buffet
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Wall sconce lamp model 'B206' designed by Michel Buffet in 1953. The production of this re-edition lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s techniques...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

Michel Buffet Mid-Century Modern Black B206 Wall Sconce Lamp
By Michel Buffet
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Wall sconce lamp model 'B206' designed by Michel Buffet in 1953. The production of this re-edition lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s techniques...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

Michel Buffet Mid-Century Modern Black B206 Wall Sconce Lamp
By Michel Buffet
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Wall sconce lamp model 'B206' designed by Michel Buffet in 1953. The production of this re-edition lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s techniques...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

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 in black enameled metal with solid brass hardware and pivot to multiple angles to ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Michel Buffet Mid-Century Modern Black B206 Wall Sconce Lamp
By Michel Buffet
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Wall sconce lamp model 'B206' designed by Michel Buffet in 1953. The production of this re-edition lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s techniques...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

Michel Buffet Mid-Century Modern Black B205 Wall Sconce Lamp
By Michel Buffet
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Wall sconce lamp model 'B205' designed by Michel Buffet in 1953. Measures: 33 x 27 x 8 cm The production of this re-edition lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured us...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

Michel Buffet Mid-Century Modern Black B205 Wall Sconce Lamp
By Michel Buffet
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Wall sconce Lamp model 'B205' designed by Michel Buffet in 1953. Measures: 33 x 27 x 8 cm The production of this re-edition lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured usi...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, 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 aluminum shades joined togheter by a brass structure. Good vintage condition: patin...
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Vintage 1950s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Large Tommi Parzinger Brass Five-Arm Candelabra Sconce Dorlyn
By Dorlyn Silversmiths, Tommi Parzinger
Located in Roslyn, NY
An elegant Mid-Century Modern large five-arm candle sconce designed by Tommi Parzinger, manufactured by Dorlyn Silversmiths. Each arm extends from a group mounted on a rectangular b...
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Vintage 1950s Central 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

Michel Buffet Mid-Century Modern Black B205 Wall Sconce Lamp Set
By Michel Buffet
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Wall sconce lamp model 'B205' designed by Michel Buffet in 1953. Measures: 33 x 27 x 8 cm The production of this re-edition lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured usi...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

Pair of Vittoriano Viganò 'VV Cinquanta' Sconces in Black and Brass
By Gino Sarfatti, Astep, Vittoriano Vigano
Located in Glendale, CA
Pair of Vittoriano Viganò 'VV Cinquanta' sconces in black and brass for Astep. Viganò was the art director of Arteluce, the company founded by his creative partner Gino Sarfatti, and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and...

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Aluminum, Brass

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

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Metal, Brass

Michel Buffet Mid-Century Modern Black B205 Wall Sconce Lamp Set
By Michel Buffet
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Wall sconce lamp model 'B205' designed by Michel Buffet in 1953. The production of this re-edition lamps, wall lights and floor lamps are manufactured using craftsman’s techniques...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

2000s Mid-Century Modern Polished Nickel Over Cast Brass Swirl Arm Sconces, Pair
Located in New York, NY
2000s polished nickel over cast brass Mid-Century Modern swirl arm sconces. Small quantity available at time of posting. Please inquire. Priced each. This can be seen at our 400 Gill...
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Early 2000s Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Nickel, 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 mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

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

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

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

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

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

Finding the Right Wall Lights and Sconces for You

From the kitchen to the bedroom and everywhere in between, there is one major part of home decor that you definitely want to master: lighting. It’s no longer merely practical — carefully selected wall lights and sconces can do wonders in establishing mood and highlighting your distinctive personality.

We’re a long way from the candelabra-inspired chandeliers of the medieval era. Lighting designers have been creating and reinventing lighting solutions for eons. Because of the advancements crafted by these venturesome makers, we now have the opportunity to bring unique, customizable lighting solutions into our homes. It’s never been easier to create dramatic bedrooms, cozy kitchen areas and cheerful bars than it is today. Think of an elegant wall sconce as functional as well as a work of art, adding both light and style to your hallways, whimsical kids’ rooms and elsewhere.

When choosing a lighting solution, first determine what your needs are: Will you opt for a moody or a bright feel? The room that will serve as your home office will need adequate lighting — think “the brighter, the better” for this particular setting. For the bedroom, bedside wall lamps with warm-temperature bulbs could be the way to go to induce a sense of calm or intimacy. Try to match the style of the wall light or sconce that you’re installing to the overall design scheme of your room. It’s never “just a light.” You should approach the lighting of a room with a mindset that is one part practical and one part aesthetics-driven.

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