A nice pair of authentic 1930 French art deco wall sconces in nickel plated solid brass or bronze holding beautiful feather shaped slip shades in clear frosted moulded-pressed glass by Muller. The clear glass was frosted by acid and then hand polished to create glossy transparent highlights. The wall lights are 24,5 cm high (13-3/8) 16,7 cm wide and project 26,5 cm from the wall.They are in very good condition. I have renickeled and patinated the fixtures. The usual small chips on the rim where the shades glide in the mounts. They are hidden by the fixtures. For the USA Canada or Japan I will wire them with American candelabra base sockets.
For European countries I will place E14 ones. Both shades are signed Muller frères Luneville. Which in this case is very important since original signed Muller ones are very rare. The rare authentic ones from the 20s and 30s are always signed with the Muller signature.
The old Muller catalog I show on the last picture is of coarse no part of this sale. Check out over 300 other French art deco lamps in my shop. Art deco lamps made in France were equiped with B22 bayonet sockets. For most countries like Europe or the US such sockets are practicaly impossible to use.For instance in the States 110 volt bulbs with B22 fitters are obscure, very hard to find and only one model bulb in very limited wattages is available. In spite of what sellers of unrestored pieces of poor quality claim in their ads when they offer lamps with bayonet caps sockets : except for the UK and Australia French chandeliers and lamps need to be rewired for your country. In order to fit Edison large or small screw base bulbs as used in the USA, B22 sockets have to be replaced by American candelabra base or standard/medium size Edison screw-in sockets. E14 and E27 are modern replacements for European countries.
An additional complication is that the size thread used in early French lighting to connect the sockets to the chandelier mountings or lamp bases is not compatible with the modern size threads used in the USA and Europe. New American or European sockets do not just screw on to the old lamp fixtures. In order to make it possible to use an original old French chandelier or lamp with modern screw bulb bases, a specialized restorer will have to re-tap the threads. All my cleaned and restored chandeliers, sconces and lamps come rewired with the correct sockets you will need to use modern bulbs in your country.
The item "MULLER FRERES A SIGNED PAIR OF 1930 FRENCH ART DECO WALL SCONCES. Lights 1925" is in sale since Tuesday, August 6, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Chandeliers, Sconces & Lighting Fixtures". The seller is "paravas" and is located in Rotterdam.
This item can be shipped worldwide.