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sconce

a flat candlestick with a handle

Sconce

An electric lamp, designed and fabricated for mounting on a wall, resembling a candlestick or a group of candlesticks.

Sconce

 

(in Russian, bra; from the French bras), a wall light fixture. Candelabra have been given a variety of artistic treatments (often with wall mirror reflectors). They have been made of copper, bronze, Venetian glass, and wood with levkas from the 17th to the beginning of the 19th century for palace interiors in baroque, rococco, classical, and Empire styles. Simply designed electric wall lamps, made of old materials used in novel ways as well as of the newest materials, are widely used today.

sconce

1. An electric lamp, resembling a candlestick or a group of candlesticks, which is designed and fabricated for mounting on a wall.
2. In medieval architecture, a detached earth-work, 2 that serves as a small defensive position, providing additional protection for a fort.
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Given the contents and unique structure, The Sconce is as much of a museum as it is a model for designing a defensible residence.
With the addition of turn-of-the-century inspired pendant lights and nostalgic wall sconces, customers can now find everything they need to update their home or commercial space with vintage lighting at 1000Bulbs.
Maintained as something of a museum, the Sconce is still inhabited by his wife, the elegant Janelle Cooper, who, along with their youngest daughter, Lindy Wisdom, was kind enough to take me on a tour during a recent trip.
I called them, they did, and I went out; I bought about three flats," said Sconce, who was happily slicing fresh berries Tuesday in preparation for today's shortcake feast.
Shariff and Sconce soon secured the extra point needed, but the others were not to be outdone as Rampersad clinched his clean sweep with Sconce and Andy Tham did likewise with Cockett in securing a tight three-setter 22-20 in the third.
Forecast's customizable sconce features removable natural inserts, such as grasscloth.
This 48cm sconce from Plantstuff (0870 774 3366, www.
But through such carefully orchestrated details as plaster moldings, mirror work, pilasters and custom lighting, both in sconce form and ceiling form, buyers get a real sense of this exceptional residence.
Ronay also shows a sculpture consisting of a plastic banana atop an inflated raft on a blue dropcloth crisscrossed with white lines--which, perhaps inadvertently, evokes David Hockney (if we leave out the mock-brick panel with a flaming sconce on an adjacent wall).
The Geometric Wall Sconce is one of many unique hand-created fused glass light fixtures from the company.