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Porter & Plunk Furniture

About Porter & Plunk
Established by John Gilmer in 2004, Porter & Plunk specializes in 19th and 20th Century American and European antique and vintage furniture, lighting, and decorative accessories, with a focus on the rare, unique and sculptural piece that defines a room or space. John has made Porter & Plunk a favorite shopping destination in Palm Springs. An accomplished architect and interior designer, John melds the modern, eclectic and classic to create a contemporary, 21st century environment. His work is timeless and comfortable, exhibiting a fresh, innovative approach with a classical sensibility. The antiques and vintage pieces that he offers through Porter & Plunk reflects this aesthetic. We feature works by noted 20th Century designers Tommi Parzinger, Karl Springer, Paul Evans, Milo Baughman, Laverne, Gio Ponti, Paul Laszlo, T.H. Robsjohn Gibbings, James Mont, Edward Wormley, Charak, Dunbar, Grosfeld House, Widdicomb, Mastercraft, Brown Saltman, Fontana Arte, Seguso and Barovier.
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Pair of Mastercraft Bronze Demilune Vitrines
By Mastercraft
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Two bronze and beveled glass demilune cabinets by Mastercraft. Incredible quality. Internally illuminated, with one glass shelf. Top is an interesting textured bronze. A pair of door...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Draped Plaster Floor Lamps in the Manner of John Dickinson
By John Dickinson
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A sculptural John Dickinson style plaster of Paris lamps. Plaster 'fabric' drape with tied bow at the top. They have been newly re-wired with a silver cord. Shades are for display on...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Plaster

Mid-Century Modern Brass Chandelier
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A lovely Mid-Century Modern chandelier of circular form with six painted metal arms held by a brass ring, ending in brass cups containing Edison base sockets. Suspended on a brass ro...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Brass

French Louis XVI Jansen Style Brass-Mounted Mahogany Commode
By Maison Jansen
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A lovely three-drawer commode made of light and dark stained mahogany with brass mounts in the style of Maison Jansen's early 20th century work. Drawers feature brass trim, key escut...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Bronze

Silvered Mid-Century Modern Lamps
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A chic pair of 1970s ceramic lamps with a new pewter metal finish. Unique double handle design creates a sculptural statement for any space. Wood cap and base. Brass finials. Shades...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Ceramic

Marbro Murano Caged Glass Lamp
By Murano 5, The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Palm Springs, CA
1960s Hollywood Regency Murano caged glass lamp by Marbro. Smoky topaz glass with a quilted diaper texture encased by an iron filigree cage. Original giltwood base. Cleaned and rewir...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

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Murano Glass

Pair of Modernist Swiss Ceramic Lamps
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of green and black glazed ceramic lamps in a modernist abstract geometric pattern. Top is unglazed black ceramic with painted wood base and cap. Large scale is very striking. He...
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20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wood, Ceramic

Balloon Wingback Chairs
By Grosfeld House
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A sculptural pair of balloon wingback chairs with carved legs in the manner of Grosfeld House. Two sets of chairs four available.
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Vintage 1940s American Hollywood Regency Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

1950s Italian Gondola Loveseat
By Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Sculptural Mid-Century Modern Italian love seat in the manner of Guglielmo Ulrich. Restored and reupholstered in an ivory velvet. Measures: Seat 18 H x 44 W x 20 D Arm height 23".
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Velvet, Wood

Rare Sculptural Settee
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Incredibly sculptural settee. Hand carved arms and back. A truly unique form that is a true bridge between 19th century and modern form and is an incredibly sexy piece!
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Settees

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

"Futura" Swedish 1950s Dining Chairs
By NK (Nordiska Kompaniet)
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Two armchairs and two side chairs with stunning sculptural backs by David Rosèn for Nordiska Kompaniet. Cherry hand carved horizontal back splats and curvaceous arms are incredibly s...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cherry, Upholstery

French Art Deco Bronze Floor Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A good French Art Deco floor lamp, circa 1920s. Great quality and lovely patina to very decorative sculpted base and shaft. Newly wired with silk French braid cord and a triple socke...
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20th Century French Art Deco Floor Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Italian Wood Cherub Sconces
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of vintage late 19th or early 20th century Baroque style carved wood sconces, featuring three arms with cherubs holding a candlestick. Electrified. A unique feature is the wax...
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Early 20th Century Italian Baroque Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Wood

Pair of 1970s Brutalist Wall Sconces
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of 1960s steel brutalist sconces with amber glass globes. Very sculptural with a large scale.
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20th Century Spanish Brutalist Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Art Deco / Moderne Silver Aluminum Leafed Daybed
Located in Palm Springs, CA
This period Art Deco / Art Moderne daybed has an elegant presence and works well with items moderne and modern. It has been newly recovered in a lux ivory boucle´. The wood frame, fi...
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20th Century Art Deco Daybeds

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Upholstery

Neoclassical Arrow Sconces
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of Hollywood Regency painted metal three light sconces in the form of a quiver holding arrows with gold ends. Most likely French, 1940s or 1950s.
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20th Century French Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Pair of Jay Spectre "Wallis Simpson" Chairs
By Century Furniture, Jay Spectre
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of rare "Wallis Simpson" chairs from the Century Furniture "Special Effects" line by Jay Spectre. Barrel back design with fret detail at upper corners of the back, along with sa...
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20th Century American Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Wood

Swedish Grace Period Candleholders
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Two pairs of Swedish brass and glass candle holders. Measures: Taller flower is 5" H, shorter flower is 3.75" H. Consisting of two pairs, one set with cornflower blue glass cups, and...
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20th Century Swedish Art Deco More Candle Holders

Materials

Brass

19th Century Mahogany Chest of Drawers
By George Hepplewhite
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A good Hepplewhite bowfront chest of drawers in figured mahogany with string inlay and a banded top. A lovely size for a bedroom or as a nightstand, English, circa 1820s-1830s.
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Antique 19th Century British Georgian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Mahogany

Verre Églomisé Nightstand
By Maison Jansen
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A 1940s Hollywood Regency antique mirrored nightstand or side table with three drawers in the style of Jansen. Silvered wood frames and reverse hand-painted églomisé designs of tropi...
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20th Century Hollywood Regency Side Tables

Materials

Wood, Mirror

Mastercraft Six-Drawer Dresser
By Mastercraft
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A rare six-drawer dresser attributed to Mastercraft. Faux leather paint finish, with brass detailing, inlay and handles, on a well sculpted Asian influenced base with Hollywood Regen...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dressers

Materials

Brass

Hollywood Regency Tole Chandelier
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A large vintage tole eight-light chandelier with flower and leaf accents. Original paint finish in vibrant greens, turquoise and white.
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20th Century Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Tôle

Aldo Tura Parchment Bar Cart with Brass Cornucopia
By Aldo Tura
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A bar cart by Aldo Tura in goatskin, 40" wide including handle 37.25 " wide without handle. Accented with decorative brass wheels, handle and cornucopia and bunches of grapes. Refini...
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20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Carts and Bar Carts

Materials

Brass

Guy Lefevre Maison Jansen Brass and Glass Dining Table
By Maison Jansen, Guy Lefevre
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Extendable "Alexandra" dining table designed by Guy Lefevre for Maison Jansen, in solid brass with red felted glass top. One leaf, with two brass legs that drop down in the center to...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Chrome and Grey Glass Pendant Chandelier
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A hexagonal 1970s lantern pendant, with chrome frame and grey bronze glass panels.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

19th Century Bronze Tazza by Barbedienne
By Ferdinand Levillain, F. Barbedienne Foundry
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A good 19th century Italian bronze neo-greque footed Tazza with scrolled handles and arge, round centrepiece, in the centre with a round relief medallion with an antique classical sc...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Revival Decorative Bowls

Materials

Bronze

Pair of 19th Century French Empire Armchairs
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A good pair of period 19th century fauteuil with new velvet upholstery, circa 1810-1820, mahogany with carved accents to the arms. They display all the classical elements of the last...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Mahogany

Pair of Italian Steel and Brass Side Tables
By Maison Jansen
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A good pair of Italian steel and brass side tables with thick glass tops. Rams head and hoof mounts, In the style of Maison Jansen. Marked "Italy" on one foot. Height of each table i...
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20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Side Tables

Materials

Brass, Steel

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Located in Palm Springs, CA
a good pair of mid-century modern club chairs from Red Skelton's Palm Spring Estate. on casters with the original cream floral fabric. Hollywood Regency chic at its best.
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Club Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Curtis Jere "Leaf" Mirror 1960s
By Curtis Jere
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Stunning Curtis Jere leaf mirror. Rare form, with torch cut patinated brass ‘leaves’ in place of the typical raindrops. American Circa 1970’s
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

Hollywood Regency Leather Top Cocktail Table
By William Billy Haines
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A Mid-Century Modern coffee table with incised leather top showing leaves and pomegranates, with gilt accented border, on saber legs. In the manner of Billy Haines and Paul Frankl.
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood, Leather

Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longue
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A unique sculptural Mid-Century Modern chaise longue, reupholstered in ivory bouclé. With tapered black wood legs, not marked but similar to Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues

Materials

Upholstery

1970s Angular Brass Consoles with Matching Mirrors
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Two tone brass wall hung consoles with matching mirrors. Sold as a set of one console and one mirror. Two sets available. Mirror 36” H x 24” W x 3” D Console 17” H x 23.5 ” W ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

Materials

Brass

Pair of Chrome Tensor Lamps
By Tensor
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Pair of rare articulating lamps manufactured by Tensor. Chrome with black painted base.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

California Studio Pottery
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A lovely piece of California Studio pottery, with a speckled pale grey blue glaze.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Dunbar Mid-Century Modern Sofa by Edward Wormley
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A good Mid-Century Modern sofa by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, with flared back and arms and loose back cushions. Square dark walnut legs with round brass foot. The piece was reupholst...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Set of Cenedese Scavo Murano Glass Candle Holders
By Cenedese
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Lovely and rare pink Murano glass candle stick holders by Cenedes in the scavo technique. Signed. Large 16.75" H Diameter 4.25" Medium 13" H Diameter 4.25" Smal...
Category

20th Century Italian Glass

Materials

Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Breccia Antica Marble Lamp
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Hansen Lighting Co.
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A chic Breccia Antica aggregate marble column lamp in the style of Robsjohn-Gibbings. New antiqued brass fittings.
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Breccia Marble, Brass

Pair of Murano Lamps
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte, The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A good pair of amber gold Mid-Century Modern lamps retailed by Marbro Lamp Co. in the 1960s. Glass elements by Seguso, handblown so they are slightly different but a good matched pai...
Category

20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Wrought Iron Lamp
By Maurizio Tempestini
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A chic and rare mid-century modern table lamp in wrought iron, in the style of Glenn of California, Maurizio Tempestini and Salterini. Rewired with new cord and socket. Shade for dis...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wrought Iron

Pair of 19th Century Japanese Porcelain Lamps
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A stunning pair of 19th century Japanese Imari porcelain vases with period gilt bronze mounts. Unique coloration with blue and orange panels containing floral and bird motifs. Profes...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Lamps
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of small-scale Mid-Century Modern ceramic lamps. A vibrant yellow glaze animates an Asian inspired scene of a bird on a leafy branch in raised decoration on a jar shape form, ...
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Wood, Ceramic

Mid-Century Modern Door Handles
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of elegant "Daisy" style door handles, each with a large knob on one side and a smaller knob on the other. For use on a pair of exterior doors, one knob is keyed.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Doors and Gates

20th Century Rococo Style Console
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A good quality Rococo style console, with carved cabriole legs and apron and a shaped top.
Category

20th Century Rococo Console Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Chinese Coromandel Panel Coffee Table
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A Chinese coromandel lacquer panel mounted in a lovely Chinese red frame as a coffee table.
Category

20th Century Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Lacquer

Pair of Blush Pink Murano Glass Marbro Lamps, 1960s
By Seguso Vetri d'Arte, The Marbro Lamp Company
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A rare pair of vintage Murano table lamps by Seguso for Marbro. Ribbed Murano opaline glass lamps in a light blush pink retailed by The Marbro Lamp Company on original silver leafed ...
Category

20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass, Wood

Pair of Sculptural Bronze Door Pulls
By Elizabeth Garouste and Mattia Bonetti
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Unique sculptural Brutalist bronze door pulls in the style of Garouste & Bonetti. The pulls are of different sizes, one larger than the other as indicated in the photographs. Measur...
Category

20th Century Brutalist Doors and Gates

Materials

Bronze

1980s, Hart Scrolled Leaf Chandelier
By Hart Associates 1
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A 1980s, Glam chandelier by Hart Lighting, in the form of a central shaft and six scrolling leaf arms holding brass accented candle sockets. With original shades and brass mounts and...
Category

20th Century American Hollywood Regency Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Brass

Italian Modern Table Lamp, 1970s-1980s
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A sculptural Italian chrome lamp with four arms and sockets under a textured, smoked acrylic and chrome shade, on a central column with flared base. Large-scale for a real statement.
Category

20th Century Italian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

19th Century Opaline Flame Pendant Chandelier
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A good late 19th-early 20th century neoclassical, Empire style pendant chandelier. An opaline glass "flame" hangs by three brass chains from a crown canopy with original blue paint. ...
Category

Antique 19th Century Empire Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Brutalist Torch Cut Steel Table Lamp
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A superb Brutalist table lamp in the style of Paul Evans, Tom Greene and Harry Balmer for Laurel. Hints of gold, green and red. Original shade included. 15" to bottom of shade, 35" o...
Category

20th Century Brutalist Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

Pair of 1980s Chrome Ball Lamps
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A chic pair of 1980s chrome ball lamps. Double sockets, excellent quality, labeled Norman Perry Lamp Co. Shades for display only.
Category

20th Century American Table Lamps

Materials

Chrome

Pair of 1950s Spanish Gilt Tole Sconces
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of three-light gilt tole sconces, Spanish, circa 1950s or 1960s. Scrolling leaves form a central figure with three scolled arms ending in leaf bobeche and 'cups'. Rewired. Tak...
Category

20th Century Spanish Hollywood Regency Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Tôle

1960s Hollywood Regency Coffee Table
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A Baker coffee table, circa 1960, with a elongated diamond like top on four Doric column legs on a cross stretcher. Top is inlaid with figured and flamed bleached mahogany, in a grey...
Category

20th Century American Hollywood Regency Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Heywood Wakefield Block Front Chest of Drawers
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A Mid-Century Modern four-drawer chest with sculptural block front and shaped legs. Refinished in a silver grey stain.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Maple

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Indian Lamps
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of lamps with filigree chased nickel and brass drops and brackets on a lacquered wood base. Hand-wrought, either Indian or Moroccan, with a Hollywood Regency vibe. Recently cr...
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Pair of Swedish Grace Brass Sconces
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of very nice Swedish Grace Art Deco period sconces. Two reeded arms come off a scalloped and reeded shield back. Fantastic quality. Rewired for US.
Category

20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Italian Mid-Century Mezza Filigrana Murrain glass lamps attrib. to Dino Martens
By Dino Martens, Aureliano Toso
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A good pair of Italian Mid-Century Mezza Filigrana Murrain glass lamps attributed to Dino Martens for Areliano Tosso. Each baluster form swirls with citron, white, gold and bronze ...
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Murano Glass, Lucite

Pair of 19th Century English Regency Sconces
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A nice pair of English Regency sconces, with two bronze arms and a central tapered column back. The central piece is of cut and mirrored glass, with accents of ruby glass. Most likel...
Category

Antique 19th Century British Regency Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Spanish Mid-Century Modern Sconces
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of Spanish gold-tone metal tubular sconces, with two Edison base sockets. Newly wired for US use, with new painted backplates. Two pairs of sconces available. Similar in style...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

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