ANT-305 American Art Deco STREAMLINE Sconces by Virden
Cast 1939 Art Deco sconces signed that are in the Virden catalog #39 (i.e. 1939 as the catalog number reflected the year it was published.) These sconces were item 6001 from the Carleton Series and Virden bragged: “Underwriters Approved”.
The finish is pewter while the shades have that typical streamline concentric
rings which are so very iconic streamline design.
Please note the original casting blemish on the one sconce. Shown plainly in the pictures. It is original and was originally sold that way. Interesting that they let it out of the factory this way but America was still in the height of the depression, at that time, and everyone thought THREE times before eliminating anything in those difficult days.
Electrical: These sconces have been totally re-wired in our UL shop. Normal bakelite sockets for everyday medium base bulbs was installed. The backplate has a rotary switch for on and off. The sconce mounts with one normal sconce mounting all-thread to a normal electrical box from within the case. All mounting hardware will be supplied.
Measurements: Overall height is 7 1/2” from the top of the shade to the bottom of the metal backplate. Overall widest part of the case is 7” wide. Projects into the room 4”.
Price: $650.00 for the pair plus careful packing and shipping.