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Art Deco Antique Pair of Slip Crackle Shade Sconces by Mid-West Circa 1935 (ANT-493)
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ANT-493  Art Deco Solid Bronze Sconces by Mid-West Circa 1935

Mid-West was a top-of-the-line manufacturer who, in their beginning, only cast solid bronze lights that were exceedingly difficult due to their reticulated surfaces.  Casting reticulations, as any casting man will tell you, is darn difficult.  Casting material just doesn't feed a reticulated casting fully unless the gating is extremely accurate, and the skill very precise.  So...here we have a pair of top-of-the-line, near-mint sconces in solid bronze, circa 1935.

The crackle-glass shades are a little rough where they go into the fitters, but not noticeable when installed.

A reference to Mid-West talks about a board meeting held during the Depression, where some members of the board argued to change their materials from bronze to cheaper offerings, since the they were afraid that customers would not be available to purchase the higher-end lighting that they made due to the financial downturn of the Depression.  The Mid-West CEO/President denied the idea of substituting, and stated that there are always people with money.  While they did not stop casting fabulous bronze lights, they did add an aluminum line to compete with Lincoln Mnf, who was selling to Sears.  Sears customers, during the Depression, would not normally come up to the pricing level of Bronze Materials.  The CEO was correct.  Mid-West survived the Depression, and was sold a few years back to a large lighting conglomerate.  (Information courtesy of the Kelly Art Deco Light Museum)

We have re-wired these sconces to UL standards with new sockets in our UL shop.   Each sconce has a rotary switch.   They are ready to hang with a standard light mounting kit, which we will supply.

Measurements:

  • Height:  15"
  • Width:  6 ½"
  • Projection:  5" from the wall into the room.

The sconces can be used with either incandescent or LED bulbs.  We do not supply the bulbs, but our LED bulb 45G-E26B is available for purchase.  It is only 1.6 watts, and presents itself as a fantastic look.  Most folks think that a 25 watt bulb is installed.  Makes using these sconces as night lights very inexpensive indeed.

Price:  $1,350.00 for the pair with their crackle glass shades, plus shipping charges.

 
 

  

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