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Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

NEOCLASSICAL STYLE

Neoclassical design emerged in Europe in the 1750s, as the Age of Enlightenment reached full flower. Neoclassical furniture took its cues from the styles of ancient Rome and Athens: symmetrical, ordered, dignified forms with such details as tapered and fluted chair and table legs, backrest finials and scrolled arms.

Over a period of some 20 years, first in France and later in Britain, neoclassical design — also known as Louis XVI, or Louis Seize — would supersede the lithe and curvaceous Rococo or Louis XV style.

The first half of the 18th century had seen a rebirth of interest in classical antiquity. The "Grand Tour" of Europe, codified as a part of the proper education of a patrician gentleman, included an extended visit to Rome. Some ventured further, to sketch the ruins of ancient Greece. These drawings and others — particularly those derived from the surprising and rich archaeological discoveries in the 1730s and ’40s at the sites of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum — caused great excitement among intellectuals and aesthetes alike.

Neoclassical furniture is meant to reflect both grace and power. The overall appearance of neoclassical chairs, tables and cabinetry is strong and rectilinear. These pieces are, in effect, classical architecture in miniature: chair and table legs are shaped like columns; cabinets are constructed with elements that mirror friezes and pediments.

Yet neoclassicism is enlivened by gilt and silver leaf, marquetry, and carved and applied ornamental motifs based on Greek and Roman sculpture: acanthus leaves, garlands, laurel wreaths, sheaves of arrow, medallions and chair splats are carved in the shapes of lyres and urns.

As you can see from the furniture on these pages, there is a bit of whimsy in such stately pieces — a touch of lightness that will always keep neoclassicism fresh.

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Style: Neoclassical
Four Antique Gilt Bronze Fifteen-Light Wall Sconces
Located in London, GB
These gilt bronze (ormolu) wall sconces are magnificent pieces, each holding fifteen lights. The sconces will look beautiful either mounted onto the wall in a line, or paired and pla...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze, Ormolu

Neoclassical Arlus Brass & Gun Metal Sconces Wall Lights Black & Gold Shades, 2
Located in Miami, FL
Elegant neoclassical pair of sconces, wall lamps in brass & gun metal by Maison Arlus, made in France. The set comes with black and gold paper shades. US Rewiring and each Sconce t...
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Brass

Pair of French Neoclassical Style Gilt Bronze Sconces Having Classical Masks
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A pair of French Neoclassical style gilt bronze sconces having classical masks. 19th C.
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19th Century Antique Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Pair of French 19th Century Neoclassical Bronze and Ormolu Sconces
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A fabulous pair of French 19th century Neo-Classical patinated bronze and ormolu two arm sconces. Each sconce is centered by a beautiful foliate bottom finial where the charming rich...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze, Ormolu

19th Century Carved Pine Wall Lights
Located in London, GB
19th century carved pine wall lights An exceptional pair of 19th century hand carved pine wall lights, still with their original gold gilt paint present. Would make a wonderful fi...
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Early 1900s Italian Antique Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Pine

Wall Lamps Historistic, Vienna, circa 1890s
Located in Wien, AT
Wall lamps historistic, Vienna, circa 1890s Priced and sold per piece Brass polished and stove enameled Glass sticks are replaced (new).
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1890s Austrian Antique Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

3 Big Historistic Wall Lamp, circa 1890s
Located in Wien, AT
3 big historistic wall lamp, circa 1890s Original glass Brass polished and stove enameled.
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1890s Austrian Antique Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Oversized Cast Bronze Sconce in Quantity
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Sold as Pair! AA# 60149 Circa: 1920s Condition: Age consistent Finish: Original Origin: U.S.A Material: Bronze Dimensions: 16” depth x 10” wide x 18”height, 4” fitter...
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1920s American Vintage Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Fine Pair French Doré Bronze Neoclassical Rams Head Linke Filigree Swag Sconces
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful large pair of beautifully etched doré bronze two-arm sconces with filigree draping and swags with fluting detail and decor around the bobeches and a ram's head center med...
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1920s French Vintage Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Set of Four American Classical Brass and Halophane Glass Sconces
Located in New York, NY
These wonderful set of four sconces feature a reverse domed ribbed halothane glass shade with a polished brass arm with classical detailing. They have been newly rewired and are in e...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Cast Bronze "Cambridge" 2 Candle Sconce by Lincoln Electric 5 Available
By Lincoln Lighting Company
Located in Minneapolis, MN
5 Available / sold individually AA# 60176 Circa: 1929 Condition: Age Consistent Material: cast bronze Finish: original gold & pewter wash Country of origin: USA Illuminati...
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1920s American Vintage Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Pair of Sunburst Flower Gilt Metal and Glass Flush Mounts, Neoclassical Style
Located in Barcelona, ES
Pair of gilt metal flower shaped light fixtures with unmatching pressed glass shades, Spain, 1960s. These eye-catching large ceiling lamps feature a gilt metal flower shaped frame s...
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20th Century Spanish Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair Two Light Gilt and Painted Wheat Tole' Sconces, Italian Circa 1950
Located in San Francisco, CA
Two-arm carved wood and painted metal sconces with a wheat motif. Gilt and Parcel Painted sconces sockets are candleabra bases able to hold up to 60 watts each socket. Recently Rew...
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20th Century Italian Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair of Jacques Adnet Sconces.2 pairs available. Priced by pair
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Jacques Adnet sconces. Two patinas gun metal and brass. 80w/ each bulb. Price for one pair. Projection to the wall 6"; without the shade, 7"; with the shade. 12'; W without...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Wonderful Pair of Caldwell Bow Top Elegant Crystal Sunburst Star Bronze Sconces
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful pair of Caldwell style sconces with bow top and elegant crystal sunburst star oval back and fine bronze neoclassical frame. This pair of sconces has two candle arms and a...
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20th Century Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Brass, Bronze

Pair of John Devoluy Hand Sconces, 4 Pairs Available
Located in Miami, FL
Superb pair of bronze and brass hands sconces, made by the 1960 John Devoluy for the Parisian market . US Rewired and in working condition. Backplate is 3 inches diameter Measures...
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1960s French Vintage Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Bronze

Pair of Maison Lancel Sconces
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of brass 2-tone Maison Lancel sconce.
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1960s French Vintage Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Fine French Neoclassical Regency Bronze Empire Two Arm Swag Urn Two Arm Sconces
Located in Roslyn, NY
A fine French neoclassical / Regency bronze Empire two arm swag urn two arm sconces, We are happy to have the sconces wired for you if required.
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20th Century French Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Maison Baguès 2 Arm Horse Head Sconces Wall Lights French Neoclassical 1950 Pair
Located in Miami, FL
Superb pair of Maison Baguès Horse sconces, Wall lights in 2 patina bronze. 2 Lights, 40 watts max bulb per light In working condition and each Sconce takes 2, 60 watts Candelabra...
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1950s French Vintage Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Bronze

Pair of Ceramic Black & Gold French Hand Sconces Wall Lights Mid-Century Modern
Located in Miami, FL
Elegant neoclassical pair of ceramic hand sconces, wall lamps in black & gold finish by Maison Arlus, made in France. US rewiring and each sconce takes 1 Torpedo light bulbs with ma...
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1970s French Vintage Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Ceramic, Plastic, Paint

Pair of French Sconces
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of French dolphins sconces. 80w each. US wired and in working condition.
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1960s French Vintage Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Set of Three Neoclassical Gilt Bronze Wall Lights
Located in London, GB
Set of three Neoclassical gilt bronze wall lights French, c. 1890 Measures: Height 56cm, width 40cm, depth 32cm This set of three wall lights is crafted in a Neoclassical, Frenc...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze, Ormolu

Workstead Orbit Sconce in Brushed Nickel
Located in Hudson, NY
The orbit sconce is a modern interpretation of an early American candle form with a reflective spun brass disc rotating 320 degrees, the sconce can act as both a reflector and deflec...
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2010s American Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Bronze, Nickel

Pair of Jansen Bouillotte Sconces
Located in Miami, FL
Exceptional pair of Maison Jansen Bouillotte sconces, polished brass and black paint, two lights, 75 watts max each. US wired and working condition. Original patina. Back plate: 6"; ...
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1960s American Vintage Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Tall Pair of Gilt Bronze Dore Louis XVI Style Wall Sconces
Located in Nashville, TN
The gilt bronze (mercury fire gilt ) with minute rubbing and minute loss to the gilding ( but stunning patina ) as shown in photos( please enlarge ). Very fine color and overall pati...
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Early 1900s French Antique Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Pair of French Neoclassical Style Bronze Two-Arm Sconces with Draped Urn Finials
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of French neoclassical style bronze two-arm wall sconces from the 19th century, with draped urns finials. Born in France during the 19th century, each of this pair of sconces ...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Pair of 19th Century Neoclassical Style Ormolu and Patinated Bronze Sconces
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An outstanding pair of French 19th century Neo-Classical st. patinated bronze and ormolu sconces. Each four arm sconce is centered by a richly chased ormolu acanthus leaf backplate f...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze, Ormolu

S269 Early 20th Century Lions Head Sconces, a Pair
Located in Canton, MA
Finely cast lions heads on oval backplates. The light hangs from a ring held in the lions month, similar in design to classic lions head door knockers. Original matte white neoclassi...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Thew Brushed Brass Wall Light with Ochre Glass Shade by Artig
Located in New York City, NY
This brass wall lamp is part of the Thew family - strong, sturdy, modern yet classically trained in the ethos of early 20th-century design. Made of hand-brushed brass with an ochre g...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Pair of Anglo Indian Single Light Sconces with Greek Key Hurricane Shades
Located in New York, NY
A pair of antique hand-carved shell form mahogany Anglo Indian backplates with patinated brass sconce fittings and light glass hurricane shades with Greek key motif. Electrified with...
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1910s Indian Vintage Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

19th Century French Neoclassical Gilt Bronze and Crystal Sconces
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful 19th century French neoclassical gilt bronze and crystal sconces. Sparkling crystals on a lovely base. An instant Classic! Price listed is for a set of 2. There are 4 sconc...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Large Pair of Italian Neoclassical Style Giltwood Sconces
Located in Cypress, CA
Pair of large Italian neoclassical style 22-karat gold leafed carved wood two-light sconces with flamed urn finials and large curved silk shades. Overall Dimensions are listed bel...
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Late 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Gold Leaf

Serge Roche Inspired White Tole Metal Wall Sconces, Three Available
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a Serge Roche inspired white tole metal wall sconce. They are electrified and in working order. They are not terribly old. There are three available.
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2010s Unknown Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair of Maison Lancel Sconces Brass Hand Holding Torch Black & Gold Shade
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Maison Lancel neoclassical hand sconces, wall lights holding a torch. Made in France in the 1960. US rewired and in working condition 40 watts max bulb. Priced by pair B...
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1960s French Vintage Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Bronze

Large Maison Bagues France Brass Retractable Sconce, Wall Lamps, Light, Pair
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Mid-Century Modern retractable sconces, wall lamps, wall lights by Maison Bagues, made in France. One of the last Parisian Bronzier Back plate measures: 2.75 inches. Costum...
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1950s French Vintage Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Metal

Crystal Bird Sconces
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of beautiful crystal bird sconces, with silver metal arms, 2 lights ea., crystal flower petals and unique silvers stile, circa 1990s.
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1990s Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Crystal, Metal

Pair of Venetian Bronze & Decorative Etched Mirrored Wall Sconces, C. 1800
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of Venetian two-arm bronze mirrored wall sconces with etched decorative floral, bird, and butterfly motif. Sconces retain the original wood backs and have been electrified, Earl...
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Early 1800s Italian Antique Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Workstead Orbit ADA Sconce in Hand Finished Bronze
Located in Hudson, NY
A fixed version of our classic Orbit Sconce, this ADA compliant fixture is perfectly proportioned for any space where a minimal profile is desired. A modern take on an early American...
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2010s American Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Bronze, Nickel

Pair of Arbus Sconces, 4 pairs available
Located in Miami, FL
Three pairs of Andre Arbus wall sconces. Bronze back plate and painted bronze hand. Nice and original old patina. 10" height with the shade, 3.5" diameter back plate. Priced by pai...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Bronze

Wonderful Pair French Neoclassical Bronze Urn Bow Tassel Filigree 2-Arm Sconces
Located in Roslyn, NY
A wonderful pair of French neoclassical style bronze urn, bow, tassel and filigree 2-arm sconces Completely rewired with new sockets and wiring.
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20th Century French Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Maison Baguès Bronze and Enamel 'Feuillage' 3-Light Wall Sconces France, Pair
Located in Miami, FL
Superb pair of Maison Baguès 3 lights wall sconces in great bronze quality and colorful enamel. Both came from the same house. Original foil label on the reverse, Baguès, Paris. Pe...
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1970s French Vintage Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze, Enamel

18th Century Pair of Italian Neoclassical Giltwood Mirrors
Located in IT
18th century Pair of Italian Neoclassical giltwood mirrors This delightful pair of mirrors was made in Piedmont (Italy) in the 18th century in neoclassical style. The frame of the...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Mirror, Wood

Caldwell Mirror Polished Silver Plate Two Arm Sconce
Located in Minneapolis, MN
AA# 49687 Circa: 1940’s Historic Charles Bell Lake Minnetonka home Condition: Age consistent Material: Silver plate over brass Finish: Original lacquer over silver plate Count...
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1930s American Vintage Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Silver Plate, Brass

19/7050 Pair of Wall Lights with Parakeet Placed on a Sheath, Maison Bagués
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of golden iron sconces decorated with crystal or glass with parakeet decor placed on a sheath Circa 1950/70 used condition Measures; width: 31 cm Height without bulb: 63 cm ...
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1950s French Vintage Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Iron

O.C. White Co. Neoclassical Style Gilt Brass Candelabra Sconces
Located in New York, NY
O.C. White Company American neoclassical style pair of gilt brass candelabra wall sconces, dating from the 1920s and cast in ribbons, rosettes and leaves. The backs have factory stam...
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1920s American Vintage Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Neoclassical Style Gilt Bronze Sconces
By Pierre-François Feuchère
Located in London, GB
Pair of neoclassical style gilt bronze sconces French, 20th century Dimensions: Height 94cm, width 49cm, depth 33cm This pair of wall lights are superbly wrought in bronze, and ...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Ormolu

Workstead Brick I in Glazed White
Located in Hudson, NY
The Brick I is a modern interpretation of the Classic vanity light, celebrating the dialogue between the handmade and the serial. A cast earthenware base hand-glazed in soft white fr...
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2010s American Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Earthenware

Handsome Pair Caldwell Adams Regency Urn Top Green Gold Gilt Two-Light Sconces
Located in Roslyn, NY
A handsome pair of E.F. Caldwell Adams Regency style urn top green & gold gilt two-light sconces Rewired and ready to install with mounting hardware.
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20th Century Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Paint

Four E. F. Caldwell Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Sconces with Wedgwood Plaques
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
These beautiful sconces are of the finest quality, and feature Classical motifs including bowknots and acanthus leaves. They are mounted with sage green Wedgwood jasperware plaques.
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Late 18th Century American Antique Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Pair of Andre Arbus Bronze Arrow Sconces 2 Lights, Wall Lamp French Neoclassical
Located in Miami, FL
Superb pair of Andre Arbus style arrow sconces, wall lights in bronze with black & gold clip on Paper Shades. US Rewired and in working condition, each Sconce takes 2 light bulbs wi...
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1950s French Vintage Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Bronze

Workstead Shaded Gable in Natural Linen an Hewn Brass
Located in Hudson, NY
Shaded gable is part of a limited edition of architectural lightboxes featuring fabric from Schumacher’s storied Classics line and forms inspired by our iconic ARCHETYPE series. An a...
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2010s American Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Fabric

Workstead Park IV in White Enamel
Located in Hudson, NY
The PARK IV references porcelain fixtures of the pre-war period with its gently arched base curving lyrically into a hand-blown matte porcelain bulb. The most elemental of the PARK c...
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2010s American Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Enamel

Late 18th Century Set of Four Italian Baroque Silvered Giltwood Two-Arm Sconces
Located in Charleston, SC
A set of four late 18th century Italian Baroque sconces, circa 1790, with silvered giltwood cartouche bases and two patinated brass and tole candle arms. The Baroque tole arms where ...
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Tôle, Silver Leaf

André Arbus Bronze & Black Hand Two-Arm Sconce Wall Light Neoclassical, Pair
Located in Miami, FL
Very elegant pair of André Arbus French bronze neoclassical black hand sconce with two arms, wall light with black & gold paper shades. Priced by pair. US rewiring and each takes 2...
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Bronze

Amber Acanthus Leaf Alabaster Sconces
Located in New York, NY
These urn shaped sconces, decorated with a base of acanthus leaves and trimmed with discrete beading are each carved from a single piece of a warm ivory alabaster, with terra cotta t...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Alabaster

Workstead Shaded Vault in Natural Linen and Hewn Brass
Located in Hudson, NY
Shaded Vault is part of a limited edition of architectural lightboxes featuring fabric from Schumacher’s storied Classics line and forms inspired by our iconic ARCHETYPE series. An a...
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2010s American Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Fabric

Pair of E. Guillemard Dolphin Bronze Sconces
Located in Miami, FL
Two pairs available of bronze wall sconces by Emile Guillemard. Priced by pair. Provenance: Hotel Plaza, Biarritz, France. Also available : Pair of seahorses, pair of Horses Meas...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Bronze

Four Classical Gilded Bronze Wall Lights, 19th Century
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality set of four classical gilded ormolu wall lights / sconces. Each with wonderful shield back plates with scrolling foliate and swag decoration, two branch sconces w...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Wall Lights and Sconces

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Ormolu

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