This is an arresting pair of ca 1890’s originally half gas / half electric, now wired for electricity, sconces in the Sheffield style. They retain their original, superbly aged, brass finish. The sconces have circular back plates with the poised and unique shell-like ribbing characteristic of the Sheffield style. The balustrade shaped arms sprout from the back centers. They hold squared gas keys on top of which are modest round wax-pans and candle-cups. Bellow the glimmering candelabras are superbly cast shade holders accented with foliates and volute scrolls. The sconces retain their original acid etched shades depicting flamed torches with bell flower swags and intricate wreaths. There are no breaks or cracks to the glass only the normal flea bites around the rim. The wall lamps are in very good condition. One of the sconces displays couple of very small holes on the back plate (pictured). These holes are the result of a manufacturers defect, and do not detract from the beauty of the sconces in any way. They have been professionally rewired and come with all the necessary attachments for modern installation. The overall length (excluding the light bulb) is 15”, the width is 5 ½’, and they protrude 8 ½” from the wall.