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Pair of Art Deco Martele Sconces Vintage 1930s Slip Shade Wall Lights (ANT-897)
Price: $1,350.00

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Pair of Art Deco Martele Sconces Vintage 1930s Slip Shade Wall Lights (ANT-897)
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ANT-897  Fine Consolidated Lamp & Glass Co. and Moe Bridges Martele Pair of Wall Sconces

Consolidated Lamp & Glass Company of Coraopolis, PA was one of America's finest glass makers before, and during, the Great Depression.  This Martele example is dated between 1931 and 1936.

Unfortunately...Consolidated went bankrupt no less than three times during the Great Depression.  They made outstanding consumer products (i.e. vases, bowls, etc.) and most outstanding shades and lighting.  And everything that they made was the absolute BEST quality America had to offer to the world.  Elaborating designs from the French Exposition Des Arts Decoratifs of 1925, they brought out some absolutely wonderful shade and fixture designs.  They made shades for their own lighting line, and for other lighting manufacturers such as Moe Bridges. They were simply a great company.

This pair of sconces were just being produced in a cooperation between Moe Bridges and Consolidated, when Consolidated first got in trouble during the Depression.  There are pencil reference flyers by Moe Bridges and rough catalog representations from Consolidated both showing these sconces.  Consolidated stated:  "Suitable for lighting the best modern homes."

This pair of sconces is often referred to as an iconic pair of slip shade sconces from the Art Deco era.  They are simply outstanding in design, and not often found for sale.  They come from Consolidated's own Martele Line, and have a pewter finished frame with their outstanding Martele iconic Art Deco shades.  The detail of the frames, shown in a separate picture, is pretty outstanding for their age.

Measurements:

  • Height:  11 ½" overall.
  • Width:  6 ¼" overall.
  • Projection:  5 ½" from the wall into the room.

These sconces have been completely re-wired, in our UL shop, with new sockets to conform to UL guidelines.  Each socket is capable of accepting a 100 watt bulb...but...we would recommend LED bulbs to protect the now older glass shades.

Price:  $1,350.00 for the remarkable pair of Consolidated/Moe Bridges co-operated sconces, UL re-wired...plus careful shipping.