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Wall Sconce, 1 of 8

Decorative Arts

MAKER Unknown
MEDIUM Brass, glass
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES ca. 1881
    DIMENSIONS 19 11/16 x 9 1/2 x 14 7/16 in. (50 x 24.1 x 36.7 cm)
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 41.980.78a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William E. S. Griswold in memory of her father, John Sloane
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Brass gas wall sconce (a) with glass shade (b); one of set of eight, 41.980.75-82. Symmetrical reticulated back plate: large anthemion at top above circular section with main attachment to armature supporting lamp proper; below a shield shape and below than an inverted smaller anthemion flanked by symmetrical scrolls. Armature supporting lamp is scrolling open design topped by grotesque animal head. Lamp proper in five sections; large cup-shape main section with solid liner; reticulated cover; two-part narrow annular collar; reticulated cylindrical neck now containing electric light bulb receptacle; reticulated circular globe bracket with four screws. Six-lobed baluster shape frosted glass shade with etched classically inspired floral garlands. Originally gas, now electrified.
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