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Pair of Art Deco Sconces Solid Bronze Antique Slip Shade Wall Lights (ANT-794)
Price:$950.00
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Pair of Art Deco Sconces Solid Bronze Antique Slip Shade Wall Lights (ANT-794)

ANT-794  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...even those that were exceedingly difficult.  So...here we have a pair of top-of-the-line, near-mint sconces in solid bronze, circa 1935 (in their catalog of 1936).  Their gorgeous amber with ruby accented shades are simply beautiful.

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 a cheaper offerings, since 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 also added 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 ago to a large lighting conglomerate. (Information courtesy of the Kelly Art Deco Light Museum)

Measurements:

  • Height:  14"
  • Width:  6 ¾"
  • Projection:  4" from the wall into the room.

We have re-wired these bronze sconces to UL standards with new sockets in our UL shop.  Each sconce has a rotary switch identical to those used in the 30s.  So, these are ready to hang with a standard light mounting kit, which we will supply.

These sconces can be lamped with either incandescent or LED bulbs.

Price:  $950.00 for the pair with their gorgeous glass shades, plus shipping charges.