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Italian Wall Sconces by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of 5 wall sconces by Stilnovo.Base is Brass painted in black aluminum shade holders ,and white
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

  • Italian Wall Sconces by Stilnovo
  • Italian Wall Sconces by Stilnovo
  • Italian Wall Sconces by Stilnovo
  • Italian Wall Sconces by Stilnovo
H 16.75 in W 5.5 in D 7.5 in
Stilnovo Italian Glass and Brass White Sconces Wall Lamps 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Reggio Emilia, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern design large sconces wall lamps produced by Stilnovo from 1950s with
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

20th Century White Italian Pair of Brass Wall Appliques, Sconces by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian pair of wall appliques, sconces made of hand crafted brass
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Adjustable Italian Wall Lights / Sconces 1950 Brass Black White Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Superb pair of Italian design wall lights from the 1950s in the minimalist style of Stilnovo
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Stilnovo Attributed Diabolo Wall Lamp Adjustable Sconce, Italy, 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice and adjustable wall lamp attributed to Stilnovo, Italy, 1950. This is for a very nice
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

Pair of Large White Glass and Brass Stilnovo Wall Lights Sconces, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Berlin, DE
Wonderful pair of matte opaline glass and brass wall lights.  Italy, 1950s. Lamp sockets: 1x We
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Wall Sconces in Style of Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Brass base, sculptured white opaline glass and fume glass finials. Pls note: Item is located at
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Vintage 1950s Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

  • Wall Sconces in Style of Stilnovo
  • Wall Sconces in Style of Stilnovo
  • Wall Sconces in Style of Stilnovo
  • Wall Sconces in Style of Stilnovo
H 12.5 in W 11.5 in D 4.5 in
Stilnovo Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Pair of two-arm sconces, model 2079 by Stilnovo. Great forms of black painted and polished brass
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

  • Stilnovo Sconces
  • Stilnovo Sconces
  • Stilnovo Sconces
  • Stilnovo Sconces
H 13 in W 17 in D 9.5 in
Pair Stilnovo Brutalist Three Light Wall Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in Troy, MI
Found in Italy and attributed to Stilnovo, this pair of three light brutalist style sconces date
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Mid-20th Century Italian Brutalist Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Copper

Stilnovo Sconces Model 2108, Italy, 1960
By Stilnovo
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very rare pair of sconces model 2108 designed and manufactured by Stilnovo, Italy 1960. These lamps
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum

  • Stilnovo Sconces Model 2108, Italy, 1960
  • Stilnovo Sconces Model 2108, Italy, 1960
  • Stilnovo Sconces Model 2108, Italy, 1960
  • Stilnovo Sconces Model 2108, Italy, 1960
H 16.54 in W 7.49 in D 10.63 in
Pair of White Murano Glass and Brass Wall Sconces, Stilnovo Style Wall Lights
By Stilnovo
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This very unusual Italian pair of Mid-Century Modern style sconces is in Stilnovo style. They are
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Midcentury Italian Sconce White Glass Black Metal Brass Aluminum, Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Midcentury Italian sconce white glass black metal and brass minimal design aluminum, Stilnovo
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Aluminum, Brass

Pair of Tall Stilnovo Glass Brass Two-Arm Wall Sconces, Italy, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
A Pair of tall Stilnovo two-light wall sconces, Italy, 1960, modernist and clear lines design
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

1950s Set of Two Stilnovo Style Mid-Century Modern Italian 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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Metal, Brass

1960s Set of Two Stilnovo Style Mid-Century Modern Italian Wall Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Two Italian wall sconces designed and manufactured in the Sixties in Italy in the manner of
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Mid Century Stilnovo Model Diabolo White and Brass Wall Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
An elegant vintage pair of mid-century Stilnovo model Diabolo painted white metal and brass wall
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Antique 19th Century Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Stilnovo Attributed, Italian Mid-Century White Yellow Geometric Sconce, 1958
By Stilnovo
Located in Milan, IT
Geometric sheet metal Stilnovo Attributed applique with oval yellow diffuser, 1958. The white
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Sheet Metal

Stilnovo Style Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Great pair of Italian metal sconces in the style of Stilnovo, newly produced in Italy. Off-white
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2010s Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

  • Stilnovo Style Sconces
  • Stilnovo Style Sconces
  • Stilnovo Style Sconces
  • Stilnovo Style Sconces
H 11 in W 6 in D 9.25 in
Stilnovo Style White Glass Green and Golden Brass Italian Sconces, 1958
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Stilnovo Style Italian sconces green color gold white original design, circa 1958. Each sconce
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Stilnovo Wall Lamp Model 2109, Italy, 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice and large wall lamp model 2109 designed and manufactured by Stilnovo, Italy, 1950. This
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

  • Stilnovo Wall Lamp Model 2109, Italy, 1950
  • Stilnovo Wall Lamp Model 2109, Italy, 1950
  • Stilnovo Wall Lamp Model 2109, Italy, 1950
  • Stilnovo Wall Lamp Model 2109, Italy, 1950
H 16.54 in W 8.27 in D 10.24 in
Sconce by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, Lombardia
A wall sconces made of a brass structure holding a tall white frosted glass cone. This model of
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

  • Sconce by Stilnovo
  • Sconce by Stilnovo
  • Sconce by Stilnovo
  • Sconce by Stilnovo
H 13.78 in W 5.91 in D 7.88 in
Modern Pair of Brass and White Glass Sconces, Stilnovo Style Wall Lights
By Stilnovo
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
These sconces are very chic with their brass frame and white Murano glass domes. They have got very
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Attributed Stilnovo Mid-Century Modern White Pair of Murano Glass Wall Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in Murano, Venezia
category "Stilnovo", the wall light despite being designed in 1960 is very modern. The price of the item
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Set of Two 1950s Stilnovo Style Mid-Century Modern Brass Italian Wall Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A pair of Mid-Century Modern brass, green and red painted aluminum and white glass wall sconces
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

1 of 6 Italian Modern Design Wall Light Sconces Stilnovo Style Ivory White Brass
By Arredoluce, Stilnovo
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Rare set of gorgeous Italian design Diabolo wall lights of the 1950s in the style of Stilnovo The
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Pair of Sconces in White Murano Glass and Brass, Stilnovo Style Wall Lights
By Stilnovo
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
This pair of sconces features brass structure and 2 white Murano glass globes. It is very simple
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Murano Glass

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

Rare Pair of Stilnovo Monumental Eight Light Wall Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in Chicago, IL
A rare and exceptional pair of monumental eight-light wall sconces by the renowned Italian design
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

Lot of Three 1960 Stilnovo Style Mid-Century Modern Brass Italian Wall Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in Aci Castello, IT
. These wall sconces capture the essence of the era with their combination of brass, white glass, and
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

Aluminum & Brass White Wall Sconces, Italy 1960's
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Brass and enameled steel sconces with an orientable white metal shade.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Steel, Brass, Aluminum

Stilnovo Wall Lamp Model 2020, Italy, 1955
By Stilnovo
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Stilnovo, Italy 1955. This is for a very nice minimalist wall lamp with black lacquered arm, a white
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

  • Stilnovo Wall Lamp Model 2020, Italy, 1955
  • Stilnovo Wall Lamp Model 2020, Italy, 1955
  • Stilnovo Wall Lamp Model 2020, Italy, 1955
  • Stilnovo Wall Lamp Model 2020, Italy, 1955
H 20.48 in W 12.6 in D 6.7 in
Vintage Pair of Brass and Enamel Stilnovo Wall Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in East Hampton, NY
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo wall sconces in high polished brass and off-white arrow-shaped
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Enamel

Stilnovo Wall Lights
By Stilnovo
Located in Dronten, NL
Beautiful adjustable Stilnovo wall lamp, in white enameled steel and polished chrome. Very
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Steel, Chrome

  • Stilnovo Wall Lights
  • Stilnovo Wall Lights
  • Stilnovo Wall Lights
  • Stilnovo Wall Lights
H 35.44 in W 5.91 in D 19.69 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

Stilnovo Style Articulating Sconce
By Stilnovo
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Stilnovo style articulating wall sconce with fully articulating arm and shade pivots 180 degrees
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2010s Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

  • Stilnovo Style Articulating Sconce
  • Stilnovo Style Articulating Sconce
  • Stilnovo Style Articulating Sconce
  • Stilnovo Style Articulating Sconce
H 16.5 in W 16.5 in D 16.5 in
Stilnovo Pearl White Red Globe Sconces, Mid Century
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Stilnovo pearl white red globe pendant lamp, circa 1965 Beautiful vintage Italian wall lamps
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum

Petite Stilnovo Style Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Petite in scale, metal sconces in the style of Stilnovo, newly produced in Italy. Creamy white
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2010s Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

  • Petite Stilnovo Style Sconces
  • Petite Stilnovo Style Sconces
  • Petite Stilnovo Style Sconces
  • Petite Stilnovo Style Sconces
H 8.75 in W 4.75 in D 8.5 in
Mid-Century Pair of Brass and White Glass Sconces Stilnovo Sciolari, Wall Lights
By Stilnovo
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
These architectural sconces are very elegant with their They are typically from 1960's brass
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Stilnovo Swing Arm Wall Lamps, Italy, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Stilnovo swing arm Wall Lamps, Italy 1960s. Exceptional and refined design in shape and use of
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Aluminum

Modern Pair of Brass and White Glass Globe Sconces, Stilnovo Style Wall Lights
By Stilnovo
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
These sconces are very elegant with their double brass frame in half moon shape and beautiful white
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Stilnovo Model 2021/1 Brass & Glass Sconces, Italy, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
A simply elegant design and an impressive scale make these sconces a rare find. In original
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Italian Stilnovo Style Brass and Enamel Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in Troy, MI
Mid-Century Italian Stilnovo style five-light sconces in form of floral sprays. Round brass back
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Brass, Metal

Pair of Modern Green and White Diabolo Italian Wall Lights Stilnovo Style
By Stilnovo
Located in Lyon, FR
Pair of modern Italian wall lamps "Amanda", diabolos beige/green celadon made by our Italian
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

1950s Stilnovo Gio Ponti Italian Brass Five Arm Wall Sconce Set
By Stilnovo, Gio Ponti
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Style of Gio Ponti Stilnovo glamorous and graceful Italian wall sconces 1950s Italy unmarked
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

Set of Two Stilnovo Style Brass Italian Wall Lights Sconces, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo, Gio Ponti
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Set of two Wall light scones Origin: Italy Age: 1950s This
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair of Sconces by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A pair of sconces by Stilnovo. Designed and manufactured in Italy, circa the 1950s. Dual opal white
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

  • Pair of Sconces by Stilnovo
  • Pair of Sconces by Stilnovo
  • Pair of Sconces by Stilnovo
  • Pair of Sconces by Stilnovo
H 6.75 in W 14.75 in D 8 in
Stilnovo 'Attribution' Adjustable Wall Light, Metal, Brass, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in High Point, NC
A green and off-white brass and metal wall light, design and production attributed to Stilnovo
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Round Stilnovo Style Metal Opaline Glass Wall Light Sconces, Italy, 1960s
By Stilnovo, Gio Ponti
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Wall light sconces with opal glass shade. Origin: Italy Age: 1960s
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair of 1950s Stilnovo Italian Mid Century Wall Lights
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
An original pair of 1950s Italian mid century sconces in golden polished brass and black enamel
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Enamel

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

Stilnovo triple shaded ceiling or wall lamps Italy 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Playful Stilnovo triple shaded ceiling or wall lamps manufactured in Italy in 1950. You can use
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum, Brass

Pair of Stilnovo Style Brass Sconces with White Glass Balls
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of sconces in the style of Stilnovo with brass frame and 8" white glass balls. Price does not
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Stilnovo Style Space Age Italian Vintage Brass Wall Lamp
By Stilnovo
Located in Prato, Tuscany
technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Wall lamp in brass and
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Mid-20th Century Italian Space Age Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Wall Lamp Potence Counterweight by Stilnovo. Italy, 1970s
By Stilnovo
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Mid-Century Modern wall light lamp sconce potence or wall-mounted adjustable pendant lightning
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

White Glass and Brass Sconces, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-Century Modern large wall sconces, attributed to Stilnovo, Italy, 1960s. The pair of large
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

  • White Glass and Brass Sconces, Italy
  • White Glass and Brass Sconces, Italy
  • White Glass and Brass Sconces, Italy
  • White Glass and Brass Sconces, Italy
H 5.12 in W 22.45 in D 13 in
Couple Sconces Italia Brass Iron, White Opal Glass, attrib to Stilnovo, c 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Couple sconces, 1950 Italian brass iron and white opal glass, attributed to Stilnovo, circa 1960
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Vintage 1960s Italian Other Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass

Pair of Mid-Century Stilnovo Opal Glass and Brass Italian Sconces, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Roma, IT
were designed by Stilnovo in Italy during the 1950s. This gorgeous sconces have a plate in solid
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Stilnovo Wall Lamp with Red and Yellow Perspex Shade, Italy 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Wolfurt, AT
Spectacular wall lamp designed and made by Stilnovo, Italy, 1955. Modernist wall lamp with black
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Aluminum

1950s Two Mid-Century Modern Italian Teak, Brass and White Glass Wall Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A stylish set of wall sconces in the style of Stilnovo, brass, teak and original milk glasses are
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Stilnovo Bruno Gatta Sconces Pair, Mid-Century Modern White Brass Gold Burnished
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Stilnovo Bruno Gatta pair of sconces Mid-Century Modern white brass gold burnished. This pair of
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

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White Italian Wall Sconces Stilnovo For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the white Italian wall sconces stilnovo you’re looking for. Each white Italian wall sconces stilnovo for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and glass. There are 121 variations of the antique or vintage white Italian wall sconces stilnovo you’re looking for, while we also have 10 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer white Italian wall sconces stilnovo, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A white Italian wall sconces stilnovo is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern and Modern styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made white Italian wall sconces stilnovo over the years, but those crafted by Stilnovo, Bruno Gatta and Gianluigi Gorgoni are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a White Italian Wall Sconces Stilnovo?

Prices for a white Italian wall sconces stilnovo can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $91 and can go as high as $21,500, while the average can fetch as much as $2,041.

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 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. 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.