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Another spectacular gilt tole vintage wall sconce from the Hollywood Regency era. Gilded tole, or gold leafed metal, forms the finish on these hand molded and braised leaves.

Probably Italian, although it could be French. About 64" wide (over five feet), 35-1/2" high and 9" deep. This gilt wall sconce has sockets for 8 small flame-type bulbs. 1940s, 1950s.

The theme is an abstract arrangement of boughs and leaves, gathered at the base with a gilded rosette behine them.

Eight larger gilded leaves swoop on elegantly curving arms out from the rest, and these cradle the tiny light bulbs.

These fabulous huge backlit gilt tole lamps were popular above the headboard of many a Hollywood Regency bedroom, where the tiny spot lighting accented the richness of the gold leaf finish and created soft mood lighting.

Or if you were leaving your house or penthouse apartment, turning this lamp on provided a spectacular welcome home to your and your guests when you returned to an otherwise dark living room.

One of the 'points' of this type of lighting was the abstract patterns thrown on the wall and then shaded by the gilt leaves. Very powerful visuals!

Very heavy. All the leaves are still on the wall sconce. There are only a few bends or creases, which is unusual to find in one of these huge tole wall art sculptures.

There is some gold leaf loss on the front, but it is very VERY minor. There is more gilding loss on the back, where the 'stems' and leaf edges rubbed against the wall.

I listed another huge gilt tole sconce in my shop today, check it out too.

These were finished in gold leaf for a reason. The subtle intent was to create an ambiance of elegant worth for the owner. At the same time, these huge sconces were rare and if you had one, you weren't merely 'keeping up with the Jones ' -- you WERE the Jones!

IF YOU FALL IN LOVE, feel free to make an offer.

To see more of our antique and vintage lighting, please visit: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AntiqueAddictions?section_id=10178851

This will ship via Greyhound bus, insured for $300 (their max). That is the shipping and handling rate quoted on this page.

I can SQUEEZE this into a box UPS will allow (there will not be any room on any side of it), so you choose this at your own risk. Convo me for a rate. OR call me for a quote on UPS Freight, and we can protect this well and fully insure it. YOUR CALL.

60" Gilt tole sconce Hollywood Regency wall sconce lamp OVER 5 FEET 8-light backlit gold leaf Italian French tole

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  • Vintage item from the 1940s
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