(A) A most unusually configured pair of sconces (how many curved-arm lions' heads sconces have you seen?) They're gilded brass, in excellent condition considering they're at least a hundred years old! The shades are hand-blown and in perfect esthetic harmony with their hosts.

Now really, how could you expect these block-busters to stick around? SOLD!!


(B) Yet another successful international marriage -- French sconce backs with American pulled feather, threaded art glass shades (by Durand). Wow! May they always live in harmony! (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)


(C) Probably 19th century, these solid brass French candelabra sconces have that good ol' "timeless quality" about them. They're about a foot tall. They're wired for electric use, but at present without sockets. Why not use them with actual candles? Consider the ambiance! (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)




 (D) These are my "Iron John" sconces. Perhaps overall they're a bit fussy for our Green Man, but perhaps there are aspects to his personality we haven't learned yet! In any case, that face will launch a thousand conversations. Beautifully silver-plated and lacquered, in pristine condition -- with the exception, I'm sure you noticed, of the missing oval decorative elements in the middle. I'd vote for Wedgewood plaques, but I don't have any available. Perhaps etched mirrors? I'll let you be the "decider" if that title doesn't evoke too many painful memories... (e-mail Jack to start the conversation)




(E) A very agreeable wall sconce by Schneider ,just plain sexy as hell when lit! Entryway to the ladies' powder room?! Uh-huh. On the order of 7 inches wide, about 13 or 14 high. What an elegant concept -- doesn't everything French eventually come down to the panier motif?

This looks so agreeable, in fact, in my own hallway! "OTHERWISE OCCUPIED!"



(F) A pair of these gilded bronze/brass sconces sporting none other than ram's heads have just arrived from La Belle France. They measure about 12 1/2 top-to-bottom and project about 8 inches. Tres chic for over a hundred years old, n'est-ce pas?

Again: on the prowl in France, splendid rewards do materialize! SOLD!!


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