Huge 59cm girandole wall lights, consisting of a brass shield on a wood cartouche, 1940`s ca, English.These wall lights have been gently cleaned while respecting the vintage patina. They are newly rewired & earthed, fully working, tested by an electrician and ready to install. Each sconce has new lamp holders with covers. These lights can be use with a dimmer. It is possible to use these lights in other countries although it may be necessary to purchase different light bulbs suitable to local electricity. These lights sell together as a pair; the price featured is for the pair. These vintage wall lights are in the Neoclassical style, looking to Classic designs & traditional foundry techniques. In this 1940`s production, the frame is a wood cartouche with a highly polished brass shield to simulate a traditional girandole. The brass surfaces reflect light in a warm & subtle manner. These lights were made in a traditional English brass foundry, hand-finished & assembled. This design would suit a Hunting Lodge or Farm House as well as Antique, Traditional, or Hollywood Regency interiors. The eye is drawn to the impressive size of a wood cartouche with brass shield. The oak veneer has a dark warm tone and polished. This works well alongside the highly polished brass. The contrast between the reflective polished brass & textured wood creates warmth & depth. The wooden frame that attaches to the wall has a stepped edge. The brass shield is secured by 6 oversized round brass nuts adding to the decoration. The brass metal work is quality cast with a good weight. Many components are hand finished and so there is minor variations between each light. The original clear protective lacquer is present on most of the brass surfaces. There is some rubbing with patina. At the bottom of each base, there is a round wooden vertical disc with brass detail. From here protrude two brass arms, each in a ribbon like form. The quality metal work of each arm has been done by hand and so there are subtle differences in shape & angle between the lights. At the top of each arm there is a brass bobeche with brass candle cup supporting a new candle lamp holder & new cream card candle tube. The back of these lights are also covered in oak veneer. Each frame has two holes with metal plates to fit the light to the wall. Each wall light carries 2 standard small screw light bulbs (E14) up to 60 Watts. At present these lights are fitted & photographed with decorative candle shaped frosted light bulbs of 25 Watts. These are included in the price. It is possible to use other E14 type light bulbs as well as the option for clip on shades. Both sconces are in very good vintage condition with the original antique patina. The frames are sound. The wood surfaces are in good condition with minor marks in line with age & wear. The brass surfaces are in good condition with most of the original clear lacquer present and minor marks in line with age & wear. Additional dimensions: The dimensions of the each frame is: Height: 58.5 cm, Width: 37.5 cm, Depth: 18 cm. Packing is offered free of charge. We take special professional care with packing. For safe transport the frames will be wrapped separately in bubble wrap, foam and an outer layer of card. Together these pieces would easily fit into a box with loose fill packing suitable for posting with a courier. We ship with reliable couriers (signed for, tracked & insured).UK BRASS FOUNDRY HISTORYEngland is world famous for its historical production of brass. During the industrial revolution brass foundries in the Birmingham area were key to the Midlands prosperity and intercity connections. Birmingham was both close to the natural resources needed as well as the other industries which used metals. Brass was used for endless items which in turned supported design & technology . The intense production expertise made Birmingham world renowned for metal production. It is no surprise that it was also here that the Arts & Crafts Movement had a major role and contributed to the Birmingham School of Art. Towards the late 20th Century, brass foundries manufactured homewares to cope with the shift in industrial manufacturing and in response to the national interest in home decorating. More recently many of these foundries producing handcraft quality items have closed, unable to compete with the economic forces and cheap imports from abroad.