Pair of Circa 1900 French Empire Style Bronze Sconces depicting Acantha


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Pair of Circa 1900 French Empire style bronze sconces depicting Acantha, the beloved nymph loved by the god Apollo, who eventually transformed her into the acanthus. These dramatic sconces show the lovely maiden during her transformation with beautiful acanthus leaf limbs. Her spiny acanthus leaf arms are outstretched and hold five candelabra lights per arm. These sconces will give any room a feel as majestic as the light they give off.

Each sconce weighs approximately 15 lbs.

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Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions L 8 x W 14 x H 25 in
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The sconces have been rewired to meet US electrical standards. Each sconce takes ten candelabra light bulbs for a total of twenty. Each light bulb can use up to max of 60 watts. We recommend using LED lights because it they help preserve antique fixtures longer. Antique sconces have to be adapted to modern houses. Please check with your electrician or contractor for additional specifics regarding installation. They have a wire in the back to hang them like picture frames. After being hung, they need to be screwed at the bottom for additional support. Your contractor will know what screws to use depending on the type of wall.

These sconces were mold made so there might be some slight imperfections. However, that add to the uniqueness and beauty of the sconces. One of the arms does have an old repair but it is stable.
There is patina and small scratches on the bronze due to the antiqueness. We will be happy to provide more closeup images per request.

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