I don't think spectacular is an over statement to describe this amazing hard to find wall sconce. I believe this piece dates to the 1930's but it's unique design would fit into several era's of decor. The dual globes sit on two Cherub figures with Mermaid influenced legs. This piece measures approximately 15" x 15" and yes it works! The two globes appear original although I do not know. They are both in pretty good shape but one has a chip/chunk out at the base which measures about an inch long. It does not affect how it rests and holds with 3 of the screw pins holding it in just fine. The other globe has a few small minor chips in it. It will arrive with the two small light bulbs entact and they were both working when it was removed from the wall just recently.
This piece came from the estate of a personal friend and award winning metal artist. Bob was truly a one of a kind man and truth be told, I bought this piece intending to keep it for my own basement renovation. But the reality is, I will have teenagers in that basement and I am a bit concerned about its safety. So I am doing what is right for this piece, not my heart. As I mentioned, Bob was a metal artist. He LOVED antiques and had a man cave most people would die to have! (yes, including the women! lol) He put his treasures in this room in his finished barn and it became his home. The place he spent more time in than his house! As you can see, Bob had a wonderful eye. A lamp like this is hard to come by. I can tell that at some point he pulled out his paint brushes and repainted this sconce. Is it historically accurate? I don't know, but in my opinion, it is well done. I believe the wiring is original, he only replaced things he believed needed to be and would never have risked his entire collection with something that was not safe. He was so handy he worked in a hardware store for fun and to visit with people. I share all of this with you because I want the person who has the privilege of owning it for the next lifetime will cherish it's past as much as it's future in your life.