Published at Monday, 01 October 2018. Sconces. By Gracie Carroll.
Candle sconces go way back the 16th century. There are old homes that have brass candle sconces that are really antique. These are a great find indeed. If you want to add the same elegance to your home with brass candle sconces, you can shop for some on your local retail store or you conveniently purchase them online.
Depending upon your preference, you can choose from a variety of light bulbs such as incandescent or fluorescent. These days, you might also go in for halogen bulbs or even low voltage lights. It all depends upon what you really prefer for your home. You might prefer to install the product yourself. If you understand the wiring of your house and can tap into it safely, then proceed with the wiring. However, if you think you will be unable to do it yourself, then its best to call a professional electrician to install it for you.
The sconce is a wall fixture which can be electric or feature candles. Reminiscent of medieval times, however, they were widely used in the XVII century and still are popular choice in lighting fixtures to decorate your wall space, interior and exterior. It is during this time period that lighting experts believe the sconce started to develop as a fashionable piece in additional to being practical. In Italy, a mirrored piece was used behind the sconce to create illumination. It was also the Italians who began to design a more elaborate sconce by adding the sconce to corbels. It was not uncommon for sconces to be large sized at that time, they varied in high from 1‘-5‘. But keep in mind the sconces were featured in large places, such as castles and churches. The sconce of today is usually much smaller and appropriate to the size of the rooms in homes. Architects and interior decorators use sconces to decorate as a staple of their design scheme. The sconce never fails to deliver in creating style and atmosphere.
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