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Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

MODERN STYLE

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances — both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”

Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany.

Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs — many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principals Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chaircrafted with his romantic partner, designer Lilly Reich — and the Eames lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.

It’s difficult to overstate the influence that modernism continues to wield over designers and architects — and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist furniture designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

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Style: Modern
Breeze Decorative Wall Art Piece Textured Fibreglass Light Grey Lacquered
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Breeze Decorative Wall Art Piece Textured Fibreglass Light Grey Lacquered Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Like the movement of a hug...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Fiberglass, Art Glass, Paint

Gil Melott Bespoke Luz SC Form 19 Bronze and Alabaster Sconce
Located in Chicago, IL
Winner of Interior Design Magazine's 2020 BEST OF YEAR award - the Gil Melott bespoke Luz SC form 19 bronze and alabaster sconce serves not just as a light fixture, but as an anthrop...
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2010s American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Alabaster, Bronze

21st Century Modern Rossim Decorative Wall Art Piece Statuario Marble
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Decorative Wall Piece in Brushed Brass Statuario Marble and Details in American Oak Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Inspired by the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Statuary Marble, Onyx, Brass, Stainless Steel

Echo One Sconce / Flush Mount in Brass from Souda, In Stock
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Simple, elegant, and playful, the Echo series is a line of surface-mount fixtures that can be used on a wall or ceiling. White or brass cones mount to mirrored glass to perfectly ref...
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2010s American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Steel, Metal

Gil Melott Bespoke Luz SC Form 9 Bronze Sconce
Located in Chicago, IL
Winner of Interior Design Magazine's 2020 BEST OF YEAR award - the Gil Melott Bespoke Luz SC Form 9 bronze sconce serves not just as a light fixture, but as an anthropomorphic piece ...
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2010s American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Gil Melott Bespoke Luz Sc Form 37 Bronze Sconce
Located in Chicago, IL
Winner of Interior Design Magazine's 2020 BEST OF YEAR award - the Gil Melott Bespoke Luz SC form 37 Bronze Sconce serves not just as a light fixture, but as an anthropomorphic piece...
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2010s American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Formation Double Wall Sconce LED Aluminum Light Fixture, Brushed Gold
Located in Broadmeadows, Victoria
The Formation double sconce is an elegant wall mounted LED lighting fixture ideally suited for, hallways, powder rooms and other commercial spaces that require accent lighting. The...
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2010s Oceanic Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Aluminum

Mirage Large Glass Wall or Ceiling Light Contemporary
Located in Westport, CT
Silver thermoformed glass (also available in gold) mounted on a base available in lacquered black metal or solid oak. Can be used as a wall or ceiling light. Handmade in Europe Av...
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2010s Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Odyssey MD Wall Sconce by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Black medium sconce by Schwung Dimensions: W 10.5 x D 14 x H 30.5 cm Materials: Black gunmetal, frosted glass Finishes available: Black gunmetal, polished nickel, brass Sch...
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2010s Polish Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Glass

Odyssey MD Brass Wall Sconce by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Odyssey MD brass wall sconce by Schwung Dimensions: W 10.5 x D 14 x H 30.5 cm Materials: Brass, frosted glass Finishes available: Black gunmetal, polished nickel, brass Other s...
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2010s Polish Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

10 Units of New Old Stock from Lightolier 1980s Louvered Wall Sconces , USA
Located in St- Leonard, Quebec
In sealed, marked Lightolier box. Model 6569 Well designed, made with thick metal, powder coated in a matte/semi gloss light beige and dark brown tone. Solid, sturdy construct...
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1980s American Vintage Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Steel

Odyssey LG Black Wall Sconce by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Odyssey LG black wall sconce by Schwung Dimensions: W 10.5 x D 14 x H 38 cm Materials: Black gunmetal, frosted glass Finishes available: Black gunmetal, polished nickel, brass ...
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2010s Polish Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Glass

Handblown Glass, Nova Wall Sconce, Ben & Aja Blanc
Located in Rumford, RI
Nova Sconce A modern hand-blown glass disc floats effortlessly off the wall providing distinct dimmable illumination. The Nova sconce is illuminated by a 120V AC direct drive ...
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2010s North American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp With 30s Shapes In White Marble, Leather & Brass
Located in Porto, PT
Luminous Floor Lamp is a classic reinterpretation turned into a modern unique floor lamp. This piece’s design revives the timeless shapes of the 30s. A design floor lamp with bold an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Marble, Brass

Halo Sconce 4, Brass, Hand Blown Glass Contemporary Wall Sconce, Kalin Asenov
Located in Savannah, GA
Kalin Asenov designs and fabricates lighting in Savannah, GA. Asenov works with a team of artisans and manufacturers to prototype, and build all pieces in his studio. The design o...
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2010s American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Spotlight Poseidone by Alabastro Italiano
Located in Geneve, CH
Spotlight Poseidone by Alabastro Italiano Dimensions: W 8 x D 11 x H 15 cm Materials: Italian white Alabaster, Brushed Brass Other finishes available. Light Source 1 x GU10 LED 6...
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2010s Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Alabaster, Brass

Small Gold Speckled Murano Glass Wall Sconces
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Small wall sconces made of a single piece of Murano glass, textured in gold color. Brass plates at the top and bottom.
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2010s Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Manolo Eirin Wall Sconce Ceramic White
Located in Carballo, ES
Ceramic Hand - Crafted wall sconce, designed and signed by Rulo and Manolo Eirin. Interior and exterior vitrified in white, which allows a greater projection of light on the wall. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Ceramic

Pair Antinea Iron and Murano Glass Terzani Sconces by Jean François Crochet.
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
A beautiful pair of modern design wall scones from the Italian brand Terzani. The armatures of the lamps are made of iron, with large glass scales on top, made of satin-finished Mura...
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1980s Italian Vintage Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Iron

Pair of Textured Murano Glass Wall Sconces
Located in Austin, TX
Murano glass sconces with a smoke color to the textured glass and black glass sphere finials. The “stampato” glass is textured with ridges and is curved in design, making a superb de...
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2010s Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Zenith Onyx 2-Light Sconce w/Black Shade by Philippe Starck for Baccarat
Located in Vancouver, BC
Philippe Starck has restyled the Baccarat Zénith collection with his usual talent, reverting to the tradition of black crystal—a shade that reveals the power and sculptural dimension...
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2010s French Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Crystal, Aluminum

Form No_004 by Alicja Strzyżyńska
Located in Geneve, CH
Form No_004 by Alicja Strzyzynska Dimensions: W 30 x D 10 x H 48 cm Materials: Ceramic Bisque Color options available upon request. The idea was born after deciding to reconnec...
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2010s Dutch Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Plaster

Transmission Contemporary Handmade Illuminated Sculpture by David Tragen
Located in Manchester, GB
Transmission is an illuminated wall mounted sculpture which creates different effects depending on the use of its integral lighting, external illumination or both. By day, the pie...
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2010s British Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Bronze

Waterfall Sconce in Gold-Plated Brass with Crystal Glass
Located in New York, NY
This creation represents a natural sensation of waterfalls. An elegant and modern wall lighting made of gold plated brass and handmade crystal glass tubes. Materials Body: Brass ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Crystal, Gold Plate, Brass

Stasis Wall Light, Brass + Bronze by Bert Frank
Located in Geneve, CH
Stasis wall light - Brass + bronze by Bert Frank Dimensions: 53 x 30 x 47 cm Materials: Brass, bronze When Adam Yeats and Robbie Llewellyn founded Bert Frank in 2013 it was a me...
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2010s British Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Pair of Brass Wall Sconces with Different Sized White Glass Globes
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Pair of wall sconces made of a brass asymmetrical structure which holds six white glass globes of different sizes. These sconces can be mounted either vertically or horizontally.
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2010s Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Nimbus Wall-Mount Lamp by CTO Lighting
Located in Geneve, CH
Nimbus wall-mount lamp by CTO Lighting Materials: satin brass with handmade glass Also available in bronze with handmade glass Dimensions: H 32 x W 25 cm All our lamps can be ...
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2010s British Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Signal Arm Sconce in Black X Copper, Long by Souda, Made to Order
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The signal arm sconce is a rotatable sconce that seamlessly blend the Mid-Century Modern aesthetic with that of science fiction. A bent aluminum tube cantilevers from a wall-mounted ...
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2010s American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal, Steel

LAITO Gentle Wall Sconce
Located in Renton, WA
The LAITO GENTLE Wall Sconce is inspired by modern gentlemen who is in particular reckoned as properly-dressed, caring for details along with exquisite taste. This is a design of whi...
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2010s Taiwanese Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Steel

Candle House, Wall Luminaire in Zinc, for Outside or Inside by Atelier Boucquet
Located in Roeselare, BE
A wall fixture in zinc, glass in front, no backplate. So you can see the wall straight through. With a e14 candle lamp. Also available in bigger version with 2 lamps. This one only...
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Early 2000s Belgian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Zinc

Contemporary Manolo Eirin Wall Sconce Ceramic Off White
Located in Carballo, ES
Ceramic Hand - Crafted wall sconce, designed and signed by Rulo and Manolo Eirin. Interior and exterior vitrified in white, which allows a greater projection of light on the wall. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Stoneware, Ceramic

Gunmetal Anton Wall Sconce by Volker Haug
Located in Geneve, CH
Gunmetal anton wall sconce by Volker Haug Dimensions: Diameter 18 cm x D 10.3 cm Material: Cast Gunmetal Finish: Polished Lamp: G9 LED (240V / 120V US). 12V option is available....
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2010s Australian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Wall Powered Step Light by Volker Haug
Located in Geneve, CH
Wall powered step light by Volker Haug Dimensions: D 24.8 x W 9.5 x H 55.5 cm Material: Brass. Finishes: Polished, aged, brushed, bronzed, blackened, or plated Lamp: Opal G95 L...
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2010s Australian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Bola Disc Flush Wall and Ceiling Light in Rose Gold by Pablo Designs
Located in San Francisco, CA
A study in refined simplicity, Bola Disc Flush offers a magical combination of mirror and globe refined down to its bare essentials. The objective with the Bola Disc Flush is to prov...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Aluminum

Contemporary Handmade Wall Lamp "Tymphe" in Brass Rectangular Layers by Anaktae
Located in Athens, GR
Contemporary, handcrafted wall lamp, model "Tymphe" composed of layered rectangular panels of oxidized brass, with a LED strip light on the back. Variations are available in custom s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Greek Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Modern Nature Inspired Wall Lamp Leaf Shape Sconce, Green Marble & Gold Details
Located in Porto, PT
Leafus Sconce is like a subtle breeze of fresh and modern design. A luxury wall lamp with an organic and elegant shape. Nature-inspired, this design lamp is perfect for a high-end in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Marble, Brass

Oslo Dual Wall Sconce by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Oslo Dual wall sconce by Schwung Dimensions: W 15 x D 19 x H 40 cm Materials: Black gunmetal, hand blown glass globes Finishes available: Black gunmetal, polished nickel, brass   S...
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2010s Polish Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Glass

Dawn Dual Wall Sconce by Schwung
Located in Geneve, CH
Dawn Dual Wall Sconce by Schwung Dimensions: W 19 x D 15 x H 47.8 cm Materials: Polished Nickel, hand blown glass globes Finishes available: Black gunmetal, polished nickel and bras...
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2010s Polish Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Glass

Ceiling Wall Sconce In Brass by Michael Anastassiades, IC Light2 edited by FLOS
Located in Paris, FR
Ceiling or Wall Sconce In Brass designed by Michael Anastassiades, 2014 Radiant light, delicate balance: Like the other pieces in his IC Light Series, the IC C/W lamp showcases desi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

French Wall Sconces B206 by Michel Buffet Black and White Wall Lamp Set
Located in National City, CA
Sconces A pair of Modern French Wall Sconces B206 by Michel Buffet. Reedition 2017 Michel Buffet B206 black and white wall lamp. Originally designed in 1953, the later production pa...
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2010s French Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

“Flame” Contemporary Wall Sconce, Rose Silvered Glass, Brass, crystal drop
Located in Pietrasanta, IT
This Wall sconce is a contemporary piece, made in Tuscany Italy , manufactured entirely by hand, 100% of Italian origin . Sophisticated and sensual, the Flame wall sconce is an obj...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Crystal, Brass

Lumina Daphine Parete 35 LED Wall Lamp in Black by Tommaso Cimini
Located in New York, NY
Wall lamp made of steel with an adjustable, pivoting arm. The head can rotate 360°. Light Source: 4WLED, with an On/Off switch. The maximum energy absorption is 5.3W. On/Off Switc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Two Modern Murano Table Lamps by Ettore Sottsass for Venini, Signed ca. 1994
Located in Merida, Yucatan
Beautiful table lamp in white and blue swirl hand-blown Murano glass. Designed by Ettore Sottsass for Venini and manufactured in 1994. The glass shade is signed "Venini ". Priced ...
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1990s Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Circlet Triple Sconce Grid Blown Glass Wood LED Lighting Contemporary
Located in Bainbridge Island, WA
This handmade sconce pairs a minimal solid wood canopy with hand blown glass diffusers. Efficient LED lighting components are neatly hidden in each canopy allowing the glass diffuser...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Blown Glass, Ash

Light Blue Frosted Murano Glass Sconces
Located in Austin, TX
Frosted light blue Murano glass sconces. The pair are made of hand blown glass with a light aqua color and a frosted back with a textured appearance. We love the gilded bronze finial...
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2010s Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Wall Sconces Metal Frame Spheres Pyrex Glass in Different Color Led Lighting
Located in London, GB
Sicis is delighted to welcome you at ‘Home’. The classically inspired extent in contemporary plays an eclectic style, elegant and refined. Interiors express personality. A constant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Flute Wall Light UL Listed in Brushed Nickel with Frosted Glass
Located in New York, NY
Designed by Tom Kirk, the Flute Wall Light‚ is frosted glass diffuser produces a soft, subtle glow that is perfect for a range of applications. It is the perfect accompaniment to the...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Nickel

Artemide Tolomeo Wall Parch Shade by Michele De Lucchi & Giancarlo Fassina
Located in Hicksville, NY
An extension to the iconic Tolomeo family, Tolomeo shade wall spot combines the head of the Tolomeo table lamp with shade to a wall mounting support to allow for a soft ambient wall ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Aluminum

Pair of Audoux Minet Sconces
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
A pair of rope sconces by Audoux Minet.
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1960s French Vintage Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Rope

Workstead Lodge Linear Sconce in Oxidized Ash and Blackened Steel
Located in Hudson, NY
The lodge linear sconce is an elongated vertical gesture capped at each end by a porcelain LED bulb. A lithe but powerful presence makes this fixture ideal for use in a vanity or hal...
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2010s American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Steel

Daya-w2 Brass Wall Light, Flow 2 Collection
Located in Paris, FR
Daya-W2 double fixture with leather sheathed stems and textured clear glass shades. Light source 2x60 W Max G9 230 V - LED Integrated Flow 2 by JA Studio The inspiration behind ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Modern Empire II Crystal Glass Small Wall Lamp by Luxxu
Located in New York, NY
Modern Empire II Crystal Glass Small Wall Lamp by Luxxu Modern Empire II Crystal Glass Small Wall Lamp by Luxxu, crafted in high-quality gold-plated brass and clear crystal glass. I...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Crystal, Brass, Gold Plate

Artemide Demetra LED 27K Table Lamp in Matte Black with Base by Naoto Fukasawa
Located in Hicksville, NY
Simple in concept, Demetra has an adjustable, turnable and tiltable head with integrated dimmer switch atop an extending arm allowing for direct LED light diffusion. Made of aluminum...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Aluminum

Tekna Picture Wall Light with Polished Nickel Finish, Medium
Located in New York, NY
Tubular wall light on knuckle joint (90°) with a fixed bracket and backplate in brass. For indoor use (IP20). Two lamps LED 230V E14 deco tubular long 4W 2200K 260lm. Main power 2...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belgian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

2000s Modern Polished Nickel with White Shade Bathroom Wall Sconce from Park Ave
Located in New York, NY
Reclaimed from the executive suite of a prestigious bank on Park Avenue from the 2000s. The shade is white acrylic and the frame is made of a heavy cast brass with a polished nickel ...
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Early 2000s Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Nickel

Helios Wall Sconces in Brass and Iron by Alexandre Taveau
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Solar wall sconces by French artist Alexandre Taveau, these wall sconces are made of hammered pushed brass, pierced by a handmade iron nail.  
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2010s French Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Iron

Tekna Clovelly Wall Light with Polished Nickel Finish
Located in New York, NY
Wall light in brass, with one part ‘curved’ arm, closed gallery 3 1/4” and opal spherical glass. For indoor use only (IP42). Lamp LED E27 230V 4W 2700K Retro A60. Main power 230V ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belgian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Customizable Signal Wall/Ceiling Light from Souda, Brass, Made to Order
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Composed of a spun metal shade that reflects light filtered through a perforated metal diffuser, the subtle warmth of the signal sconce is perfectly balanced by it’s striking form. W...
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2010s American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

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