~~~~~~~~~FREE SHIPPING~~~~~~~~ An incredibly stunning, ultra rare true Art Deco pair of brown tip 'Soleure' slip shade wall / sconces from the 1930's. Of exceptionally impressive visual impact, these extraordinary sconces have an antique Roman bronze (verdigold) finish on white metal (Aluminum) frames with highly stylized angular & scroll design. Both carry pale yellow graduating through golden honey to brown at the base tip, acid etched (frosted) glass slip shades in the angular geometric form.
Made in the 1930s by ‘Crown’ lighting (model M53, M54 & M55) under licence from ‘Mid-West’ chandelier company of Kansas city and featured in 'PARAMOUNT LIGHTING' 1934 and 'Garfield Elliot' 1936 catalogs, known as the Shade-O-Lite line and as the Jewel Bronze line respectively. A copy of these relevant pages and those from the Crown glass catalog can be supplied upon request. An extract from the Paramount catalog: The gracefulness of this superb design will appeal to the true home lover. Note the charm of this fixture, the pleasing design of the grill work. The fixture is finished in a Roman antique gold with delicately shaded honey tint glass especially molded in the long clean tapering lines of the modernistic trend. The combination direct - indirect light it throws gives a restful glow and even illumination actually accentuating the beauty of the furnishings and the room in which it is hung...! And from the Garfield Elliot catalogue: Stimulating in its beauty. Restful and decorative in its lighting. You will treasure this beautiful masterpiece with as warm an affection as you do any of your furnishings. Please note: We have more available here if you wish.
CONDITION These sconces have recently been fully restored (not just refinished - faithful to original) and rewired (for safety reasons) and fitted with new UL certified phenolic (bakelite) Edison screw (E12) candelabra sockets for candelabra bulbs, ready to use, (bulbs not included), other than the fitment of these new sockets the fixtures are totally original. They are in near perfect condition, the white metal frames have no cracks and the glass shades have only a few tiny nibbles around the fitter edge, unseen when installed. Any larger chips around this edge will have been repaired, also unseen. Considering their age and the primitive manufacturing processes of the day, they are in remarkably good condition, but we need to keep in mind these fixtures are over 80 years old, whilst they are restored to the highest standard possible they may not be 'brand new perfect', any faults are indicated in this condition report.
DIMENSIONS Total height 32cm (12") Shade height 25cm (9") Width 13cm (5¼")
SHIPPING As with all of our Ruby Lane items, shipping is free to USA, EU and UK, other countries may incur a surcharge. Transit time usually 7-10 business days, but can take longer. Your fixture will be packed in a manner that exceeds all shipping agents recommendations, so it arrives at your home, complete, intact, and ready to be installed.
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