Published at Friday, 28 September 2018. Sconces. By Nannie Conrad.
When it comes to lighting your home there are two different types of lighting. There is general lighting and ambient lighting. General lighting is your most common form of lighting. This comes from chandeliers, ceiling lights and your main sources of lighting. Ambient lighting is more of accent light such as a table lamp or wall sconce.
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.
A lot of people would go for brass candle sconces because of its color. The brass material can really add an antique and unique look to this decorative item. When shopping for one, the best products are crafted from handmade sand molds. Better quality sconces are also made from hand spun solid brass. They are then sanded and polished to bring out a beautiful finish.
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