This is a pair of circa 1920, wall light fixtures that are nickel-plated over brass or bronze and have threaded screw on rings to secure the Holophane glass half-shade. These sconces were not made for residential use but have the size and style of design found in railroad/Pullman cars or boats. The threaded ring used to secure the glass lens was used on both railroads and ships due to the vibrations caused by movement. In addition, the Holophane lens is directed or tilted slightly downward which would be commonly found in both rail and ship passageways or berths. The fixtures have a tear drop shape with a height of 6 1/2", a width of 4 3/8", and project 3 3/4" from the wall. They have functioning base switches and have been rewired for installation. Each sconce accommodates a standard base size 40 watt appliance bulb. The condition is very good. These are very unique and stream-lined wall light fixtures. They would be attractive lights in a modern day bathroom or powder room.
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Quality Antique American Lights: Arts/Crafts; Deco; Gothic; Neoclassic; Spanish Revival; Victorian.
Sherlock specializes in restored antique American lighting: ceiling fixtures, chandeliers, floor and table lamps, sconces.