Wall sconce

Object Number: 
1944.236a
Date: 
ca. 1870
Medium: 
Gilded wood, metal, plaster
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 15 x 11 in. ( 20.3 x 38.1 x 27.9 cm )
Description: 
Gilded wood, plaster and metal wall sconce for seven candles; seven turned wood candle holders covered in plaster and strung over metal braces that curve upward.
Gallery Label: 
This wall sconce was removed circa 1870 from an old New York City home and given to the to Mrs. Charles M. Vail, the great aunt of the donor, by the house wreckers.
Credit Line: 
Gift of R. W. G. Vail
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group