Wall lamp brass: a timeless classic
Whether you choose a sconce or a swing arm design, a brass sconce will add a touch of refinement to any space. The combination of a dense, rounded silhouette and slender arms creates a balance that is at once subtle and striking. The result is a sophisticated style that looks just as right in intimate spaces as it does in grand majestic halls.
Brass sconces are an essential part of many home décor styles and they can also be a great way to add warmth to modern or industrial designs. The rich golden hue of brass adds a luxe quality to any room and the intricate details are often the perfect finishing touches. Some of our brass sconces have a tarnished finish that resembles the look of age, while others are smooth and polished to add a more contemporary feel.
A sconce or a wall light is a type of lighting fixture that is mounted on a wall, typically positioned at about shoulder height. Historically, sconces were used to hold candles or oil lamps, but they can now also be powered by electric lights.
Antique Georgian sconces are usually Rococo or Neoclassical in style, while brass swing arm sconces from the eighteenth century were frequently decorated with motifs and ornamentation to reflect a taste for the elaborate at the time. Brass sconces were also often plated in gold to make them even more glamorous.
Modern wall lights come in a wide range of shapes and sizes to fit any style. Some of the most popular include sconces with a simple round shade that can be angled in different directions for maximum lighting flexibility, and sconces with a glass dome or other shade that adds a soft, romantic element to a space. Modern sconces are often made of durable materials like steel or brass and many have dimming capabilities for versatile use.
The Bestlite wall sconce was designed in 1930 by Robert Dudley Best, who was influenced by the Bauhaus movement. Throughout its history, the iconic Bestlite lamp has decorated homes and businesses around the world. The Bestlite sconce is still manufactured today, and its minimalist design makes it ideal for bedrooms, hallways or by your favorite reading chair.
We also offer a variety of blown glass options for our sconces, which can be customized with your choice of color and shade. We have several finishes, including verdigris that evokes the look of lichen and other natural phenomena that take over surfaces with their own unique beauty. The brass tube hardware complements the textured blown glass to create a unified look that will bring elegance to any room in your home. If you are interested in installing a new sconce, it is recommended that you hire a professional to ensure your lights are wired safely and properly. They will be able to help you determine the best location for your sconces, as well as the right size and brightness for your space.