Happy Tuesday! I hope you are staying warm. Personally I don’t mind the cold as long as I can get out of the house when I want. But, winter is the perfect time to do some early spring cleaning. And with all of my crystals, I have a LOT of cleaning to do. Today I’m working on my sweet little antique wall sconce in the dining room.
Years ago I found this beautiful gold wall sconce. It was dripping with crystals and had my name all over it! I can’t remember exactly what I paid for it but I do know I left and returned several times to gaze at it lovingly. It was one of those things that I couldn’t live without. (Figuratively speaking, you know what I mean). This antique store has a policy where they can reduce any item over $20 by 15% without the seller’s direct consent. Often times, they can’t get the seller on the phone anyway, so it’s a nice policy.
So, I got it for 15% off. (I think it was somewhere around $75 in the end.) The sconce was on a plug and was in good working order. Other than being quite dusty, it was beautiful!
The light fixture has three arms and measures about 16 x 16″. There are about 15 of the small tear drop crystals which surround the bobeches and about 25 of the slightly larger pendeloque crystals. There are one or two of each missing but you can’t tell.
I used very low wattage bulbs so it casts a soft glow. I believe they are 7 watt bulbs. The beautiful gold leaf looks pretty against the dark blue walls of our dining room and compliments the other gold accents in the room. Such as its big sister, the mega chandelier I found at a consignment store. (You can read more about this great find under Consignment Store Chandelier) Ironically this little sconce was almost as much as the chandelier! Go figure. I do love gold sparkly things….
At least with a sconce it will be one of those things we don’t have to explain to the next buyer that it is “not conveyed”. I’ll simply lift if from the hook and off we’ll go to our next house! And who knows, the next occupant of this house may not be into crystal chandeliers. I hope not!
Hope you have a wonderful day! Please feel free to comment and share with me your favorite antique finds and deals! I’d love to hear about them! xoxo Dell