ANT-536 Pair of Nice Art Deco Slip Shade Sconces Attributed to Mid-West Mnf. of Kansas City
We have attributed these lovely sconces to Mid-West, as they match chandeliers in our museum which are linked to Mid-West Mnf. Attribution of the museum chandeliers was an easy link. Mid-West worked mostly in bronze metal until later in the Depression...and the chandeliers in the museum are bronze. More important though, is that identical finials and canopies were used, as on other documented production work, so the use of common parts was the defining link.
While the metal of these sconces is not bronze, they are still finely executed in the casting metal of the times. As seen, the finish is a dark high/lo pewter look, and the details are very pronounced. Mid-West was known for their high casting skills.
The slip shades are in excellent condition, and of the nicest amber color.
The sconces have been re-wired in our UL lighting shop with new sockets and new switches. The socket is well capable of handling 100 watt bulbs...but...we would recommend lower wattages to protect the antique shades. We used only 11 watt bulbs to take the pictures, and it yields a nice decorative effect. All mounting hardware will be supplied.
Height: 11 ½"
Width: 5 ½"
Price: $850.00 for the antique Circa 1935 slip shade sconces--rewired in our UL shop, complete with mounting hardware. Packing and shipping is a little extra.