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Pair of Modern Icy Sconces
Located in Westport, CT
Lovely pair of icy tulip shaped wall lights with silver hardware (can change to gold), lit for one 60 watt Edison light bulb.
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

  • Pair of Modern Icy Sconces
  • Pair of Modern Icy Sconces
  • Pair of Modern Icy Sconces
  • Pair of Modern Icy Sconces
H 9 in. W 10 in. D 3 in.
Pair of French Modern Double Sconces
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of French brass sconces newly rewired for candelabra bulbs.
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Vintage 1940s French Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of French Modern Double Sconces
  • Pair of French Modern Double Sconces
  • Pair of French Modern Double Sconces
  • Pair of French Modern Double Sconces
H 6 in. W 9 in. D 3.5 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Sconces
Located in Long Island City, NY
A pair of sconces with sculpted and textured glass shades. Iron and brass designed base.
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Vintage 1940s German Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Iron

  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Sconces
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Sconces
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Sconces
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Sconces
H 8 in. W 7 in. D 3.5 in.
Pair of Modern Milk Glass Sconces
Located in Frisco, TX
Pair of circa 1960s Italian brass and milk glass sconces with interior lights. Each Fixture requires two European E14 candelabra bulbs, each bulb up to 40 watts. There are light s...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal, Brass

  • Pair of Modern Milk Glass Sconces
  • Pair of Modern Milk Glass Sconces
  • Pair of Modern Milk Glass Sconces
  • Pair of Modern Milk Glass Sconces
H 14.5 in. W 4 in. D 3 in.
Pair of Modern Italian Sconce "Diabolo" Unlimited
By Stilnovo
Located in Lyon, FR
Nice Italian wall light, model "diabolo". Structure in brass with metal shade. Each shade are adjustable with rotated system.
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2010s European Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal, Brass

  • Pair of Modern Italian Sconce "Diabolo" Unlimited
  • Pair of Modern Italian Sconce "Diabolo" Unlimited
  • Pair of Modern Italian Sconce "Diabolo" Unlimited
  • Pair of Modern Italian Sconce "Diabolo" Unlimited
H 7.09 in. W 13.78 in. D 5.12 in.
Pair of Spanish Mid-Century Modern Sconces
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pair of Spanish gold-tone metal tubular sconces, with two Edison base sockets. Newly wired for US use, with new painted backplates. Two pairs of sconces available. Similar in style...
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20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

  • Pair of Spanish Mid-Century Modern Sconces
  • Pair of Spanish Mid-Century Modern Sconces
  • Pair of Spanish Mid-Century Modern Sconces
  • Pair of Spanish Mid-Century Modern Sconces
H 11 in. W 3.125 in. D 3.75 in.
Pair of Modern Murano Glass Disc Sconces
Located in Dallas, TX
Exquisite pair of modern gold Murano glass disc shaped sconces designed by Carlo Dason. Gorgeous layers of shimmering glass creates a beautiful textural look.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Kalmar Glass Sconces
By J.T. Kalmar, J. & L. Lobmeyr Company, J.L Lobmeyr, RAAK, Kalmar Lighting
Located in Houston, TX
Great pair of midcentury Kalmar or Murano glass ice block sconces with nickel-plated steel structures. This vintage pair of glass sconces have been newly wired for the U.S. market.  
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Vintage 1960s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Glass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Murano Glass Sconces
By Barovier&Toso, Toni Zuccheri, Venini, Paolo Venini, Alfredo Barbini
Located in Houston, TX
Stylish pair of Mid-Century Modern Murano glass sconces with chrome frames. This pair of Hollywood Regency Murano glass sconces have been newly wired for the U.S. Market and are in t...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Murano Glass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Curved Brass Sconces
Located in Firenze, Tuscany
To be used with an old filament type light bulb (like in the picture) for a better result. One E 27 light bulb each.
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Vintage 1950s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

  • Mid-Century Modern Pair of Curved Brass Sconces
  • Mid-Century Modern Pair of Curved Brass Sconces
  • Mid-Century Modern Pair of Curved Brass Sconces
  • Mid-Century Modern Pair of Curved Brass Sconces
H 14.97 in. W 7.09 in. D 3.94 in.
Pair of Modern Rock Crystal Quartz Sconces
Located in New York, NY
Cylinder form rock crystal wall sconces with hammered antique brass bases, created by Phoenix Gallery. Each sconce with two sockets installed, one is inside the rock crystal, the ot...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wall Lights and Sconces

Pair of Modern Rock Crystal Quartz Sconces
Located in New York, NY
Cylinder form rock crystal wall sconces with hammered antique brass bases, created by Phoenix Gallery. Each sconce with two sockets installed, one is inside the rock crystal, the ot...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wall Lights and Sconces

Pair of Modern Deco-Style Wall Sconces
Located in Bridgewater, CT
A pair of one-armed deco-style wall sconces in cast bronze with alabaster uplight shades, modern.
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Late 20th Century French Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Alabaster, Bronze

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Italian Wall Sconces
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
A pair of midcentury wall sconces in brass and ivory white in working condition. Can be used with or without lampshades. Works with E14 lightbulbs.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

  • Mid-Century Modern Pair of Italian Wall Sconces
  • Mid-Century Modern Pair of Italian Wall Sconces
  • Mid-Century Modern Pair of Italian Wall Sconces
  • Mid-Century Modern Pair of Italian Wall Sconces
H 11.82 in. W 5.91 in. D 3.55 in.
Pair of Modern Deco-Style Wall Sconces
Located in Bridgewater, CT
A pair of deco-style wall sconces, single-armed, bronze with alabaster uplight shades.
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Late 20th Century French Art Deco Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Alabaster, Bronze

Pair of Modern Style Rock Crystal Shell Sconces
Located in Cypress, CA
Pair of modern style hand carved and hand-polished rock crystal shell two-light sconces with gilt bronze mounts. Meticulous attention given to every detail, 21st century. Elec...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Rock Crystal, Metal

Pair of Modern Brass and Glass Sconces
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Made to order. It can be ordered in multiples. Finishes available in polished brass, satin brass, antique brass, polished nickel and satin nickel.
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2010s American Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Pair of Modern Style Rock Crystal Floral Sconces
Located in Cypress, CA
Beautiful opposing pair of hand carved and hand-polished rock crystal floral two-light sconces. 21st century. Each exquisite sconce is centered with an circular wall mount, issuing...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Rock Crystal, Rock Crystal

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Sconces, France, 1950
Located in Paris, FR
French pair of wall lamp sconces in gilt metal and decorated white glasses. Midcentury style. Measures: Support diameter 1 cm Weight: 0.8 Kg.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

  • Mid-Century Modern Pair of Sconces, France, 1950
  • Mid-Century Modern Pair of Sconces, France, 1950
  • Mid-Century Modern Pair of Sconces, France, 1950
  • Mid-Century Modern Pair of Sconces, France, 1950
H 11.03 in. W 8.27 in. D 3.15 in.
Pair of Mid-Century Modern Sconces, France, 1950
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of Mid-Century Modern sconces in white matte milky opaline and gilt metal, France, 1950 Measures: Opaline D 7.5 cm x H 27cm Base H 18.5 cm x L 8 cm Large de la lampe à base e...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Sconces, France, 1950
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Sconces, France, 1950
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Sconces, France, 1950
  • Pair of Mid-Century Modern Sconces, France, 1950
H 10.63 in. W 2.76 in. D 5.91 in.
One Pair of Mid-Century Modern Wall Sconces
Located in Porto, PT
One pair of Mid-Century Modern wall sconces, wood, metal, wood imitation formica and glass.
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Vintage 1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

  • One Pair of Mid-Century Modern Wall Sconces
  • One Pair of Mid-Century Modern Wall Sconces
  • One Pair of Mid-Century Modern Wall Sconces
  • One Pair of Mid-Century Modern Wall Sconces
H 7.49 in. W 5.91 in. D 4.93 in.
Pair of Italian Modern Barovier e Toso, "Pulegoso" Sconces
By Barovier&Toso
Located in Miami, FL
The handblown glass with glass bubbles over a bronze arm and circular backplate. Only two left.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Pear Shaped Sconces
By Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice pair of Mid-Century Modern light fixtures.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Italian Perspex Sconces, 1960s
Located in Cerignola, Italy Puglia
Set of two wall lamps with plexiglass body and metal details.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Plexiglass

Grand Pair of Mid-Century Modern Tronchi Wall Sconces
Located in North Bergen, NJ
Pair of palace size Mid-Century Modern six tier Tronchi wall sconces. The glass tronchi tubes hang from hooks onto a nickel (silver) frame, as pictured. Making it a focal point in an...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Glass

Pair of Italian Modern Sconces Stilnovo Style, Wall Light
By Stilnovo
Located in Langserud, SE
Pair of modern Italian wall lights. Also, could be used as a bedside sconce. Made with brass and painted sheet metal. Lampshades are adjustable and can light in different directions....
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Sheet Metal

Pair of Italian Modern Sconces Stilnovo Style, Wall Light
By Stilnovo
Located in Langserud, SE
Pair of modern Italian wall lights. Also, could be used as a bedside sconce. Made with brass and painted sheet metal. Lampshade are adjustable and can light in different directions. ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Sheet Metal

Rattan and Woven Wicker Italian Modern Wall Sconces, Pair
Located in Barcelona, ES
Pair of half cylinder wall lights with wicker / rattan woven shades accented by rattan circles. Italy, 1960s. These light fixtures are made with wicker basket weave panels on a ratt...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Wicker, Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Sconces by Kalmar Lighting
By Kalmar Lighting
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish pair of 1960s Murano glass and brass wall sconces are from the Kalmar lighting company of Austria. Note: Each sconce requires one E14 European based candelabra light...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Pair of Murano Glass Mid-Century Modern Wall Sconces
By Doria Leuchten Germany
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish pair of Murano glass wall sconces date to the 1960s-1970s. Note: They can be hung either way, up or down (see last image). Note: Because these are handmade, there ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Wall Sconces, 1950
Located in Paris, FR
Very elegant pair of French Mid-Century Modern 2-arm (double) wall sconces from the mid-1950s, in bronze, cream white lacquered metal and ivory cotton shades. The lamp shades are bra...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Bronze

Pair Scandinavian Modern Polished Brass Opaline Glass Sconces Finland
By Idman
Located in New York, NY
A pair of Finnish Mid-Century Modern polished brass and opaline glass sconces. Newly polished and rewired for use in the USA with standard base sockets. Unmarked attributed manufactu...
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Wall Sconces, France, 1950
Located in Paris, FR
Elegant pair of French Mid-Century Modern double wall sconces, two arm light, from the mid-1950s, in gilt metal and new ivory cotton shades. Set of 2 double, total of 4 arms.       
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Wall Sconces, 1950
Located in Paris, FR
Very elegant pair of French Mid-Century Modern 2-arm (double) wall sconces from the mid-1950s, in bronze, cream white lacquered metal and ivory cotton shades. The lamp shades are bra...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Bronze

Pair of French Mid-Century Modern Wall Sconces, 1950
Located in Paris, FR
Very elegant pair of French Mid-Century Modern 2-arm (double) wall sconces from the mid-1950s, in bronze, cream white lacquered metal and ivory cotton shades. The lamp shades are bra...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal, Bronze

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Wall Sconces, France, 1950
Located in Paris, FR
Elegant pair of French Mid-Century Modern double wall sconces, two arm light, from the mid-1950s, in gilt metal and new ivory cotton shades. Set of 2 double, total of 4 arms.  
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

2 Pairs of French Mid-Century Modern Sconces available. Priced by Pair
Located in Miami, FL
2 Pairs of circa 1950s French wall sconces available. Priced by pair Two patinas brass: Polished / brushed. Glass shades. Maximum wattage: 60w/ bulb. Original thick frozen glass...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Stunning Pair of Murano Glass modern Sconces, Italy, 1980s
By Murano 5
Located in Nürnberg, DE
A stunning pair of Murano glass wall sconces. Each consisting of a stylish modern design. A single white lacquered wall plate with a solo socket. Easy to mount and fantastic to look ...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Metal

Pair of 1980s Modern Glass and Chrome Wall Sconces
Located in Fairfax, VA
Pair of modern and very chic single light chrome and prismatic glass wall sconces.
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Vintage 1980s European Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Angular Chrome Wall Sconces
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This matching pair of vintage chrome wall sconces features triangular metal construction, with unique wall-mounted design. Wonderful wall lighting for home, business, or office, the ...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Chrome

1960s Mid-Century Modern Maison Lancel Horse Sconces, a Pair
By Maison Lancel
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of very elegant horse sconces, by Maison Lancel Paris. 1 light, 45 watts per bulb Back plate: 2.3/4 diameter. Shades included. US rewired and in working condition. Have a look o...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Pair of Handblown Glass Sconces, Feders
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a pair of beautiful handblown glass wall sconces. Mexico, circa 1970s, attributed to Feders. Rewired. Ready to go. Dimensions: 11 3/4" H x 11" W x 7"...
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Blown Glass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Perforated Metal Wall Sconces
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Adjustable pair of Italian mid century gooseneck wall lamps made of perforated brass, enameled. Lighting: takes one Edison base screw bulb per lamp. Wattage: we recommend up to 60...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Enamel, Brass

Mid Century Modern Pair of Wall Sconces After Lightolier
By Lightolier
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a pair of Mid-Century period wall sconces. Aluminum shade with sculptural shape and diffuser. Sconces have been restored/rewired and are ready to go. Shade...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Veca Mid-Century Modern Pair of Italian Glass Sconces
By VECA
Located in Miami, FL
Veca Mid-Century Modern Pair of Italian Glass Sconces A pair of large Mid-Century Modern sconces incorporating six blue glass panels that are attached to a small chromed metal frame...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Chrome

Pair of Mid Century Modern Chrome-Plated Wall Sconces
By Lightolier
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration a pair of Mid-Century Modern wall sconces. Chrome-plated body with milk glass shades. Shades shown are for prop only. Sale is for the sconces with glas...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Chrome

Danish Scandinavian Modern Brass Candle Wall Sconces, Pair
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful set of Danish modern or Scandinavian Modern brass candle wall sconces, circa mid-20th century, Denmark. Each hold two (2) candles, double, candlesticks wall sconces in so...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Candle Sconces

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Stylized-Leaf Wall Sconces, Kalmar, 3-Pair Available
By J.T. Kalmar
Located in Rijssen, NL
This amazing pair of stylized leaf-shaped wall sconces were made by the iconic firm of Kalmar in the 1960s. The back-plate and stem are in a brass and the leaf itself is a molten, cl...
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Vintage 1970s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Pair of Modern Murano Smoke Glass and Brass Sconces
Located in Dallas, TX
Large exquisite pair of Murano smoke glass and brass wall sconces. Beautiful layers of smoke colored glass creates a very high end look! Exceptional!
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Vintage Pair of Leaf Metal Modern Wall Light Sconces
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage pair of white metal leaf shape wall light sconces. Comes ready to hang.
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal

Pair of Modern Multi Layered Murano Glass Wall Sconces
Located in Dallas, TX
Gorgeous pair of modern Murano glass wall sconces. These have 3 layers of glass each with a different color and texture. Very special!!
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

2000s Pair of Modern Alabaster Beige and Tan Wall Sconces
Located in New York, NY
2000s beige colored alabaster wall sconces. Each sconce takes one bulb. This can be seen at our 400 Gilligan St location in Scranton. PA.
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Early 2000s Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Alabaster

Stunning Pair of Lucite and Brass Modern Sconces Germany, 1980s
Located in Nürnberg, DE
Pair of 1980s brass and Lucite sconces. Original European wiring. Each fixture requires one European E27 / 110 Volt Edison or Medium bulb, each bulb up to 60 watts. Nice chic Mid-Cen...
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal, Brass

Pair of Frosted Murano Glass and Brass Modern Sconces
Located in Dallas, TX
Gorgeous pair of frosted Murano glass and brass modern sconces. Reminiscent of a "barber shop". Very elegant!
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Tommaso Barbi Brass Pair of Italian Sconces
By Tommaso Barbi
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of hand-hammered brass "leaf" shape sconces by Tommaso Barbi designed in Italy, circa 1970s. The lamp is an icon of the 1970s design. Very good condition.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Sun Bleached Root Wall Sconces
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Amazing assemblage of bleached roots into wall sconces. Each sconce is unique and over 4 feet by 3 feet. Can be used as a wall sculpture individually or as a pair. Sconces sold separ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Cedar

Mid-Century Modern Gold Metal Triangular Pair of Italian Sconces
Located in Madrid, ES
Mid-Century Modern pair of triangular sconces. Sculptural structure made of metal chromed in gold, Italy, 1960s.  
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Steel

Italian Modern Midcentury Pair of Brass and White Glass Sconces
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
These sconces are very elegant with their brass frame and white Murano glass globes. They have got very unusual geometrical proportions and are very elegant. Take E14 bulbs. Wired f...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Tommaso Barbi Brass Italian Pair of Sconces
By Tommaso Barbi
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of sconces designed by Tommaso Barbi made of hand-hammered brass with "leaves" shape, Italy, circa 1970s.
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Antique 1870s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

Italian Modern Midcentury Pair of Brass and White Glass Sconces
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
These sconces are very elegant with their brass frame and white Murano glass dome. They have got very unusual geometrical proportions and are very elegant. Takes E14 bulbs. Wired fo...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

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Modern Pair Sconces For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of modern pair sconces is available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, glass and brass, all modern pair sconces available were constructed with great care. There are 3162 antique and vintage modern pair sconces for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 237 modern editions to choose from as well. There are all kinds of modern pair sconces available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Modern pair sconces bearing Mid-Century Modern or Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. There have been many well-made modern pair sconces over the years, but those made by Kalmar Lighting, J. T. Kalmar and Arlus are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Modern Pair Sconces?

Prices for modern pair sconces start at $199 and top out at $66,437 with the average selling for $2,658.

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