Set of 8 Aesthetic Movement Gilt Gesso Wall Lights

Set of 8 Aesthetic Movement Gilt Gesso Wall Lights


Oriental Style Antique Gilt Gesso Sconces.


A unique and beautiful set of eight wall sconces very much in the Chinoiserie, Aesthetic Movement style.


Made from gilt gesso on wood with mirrored back sections.


They definitely have a bit of age to them and would date them to to the mid to late 19th century and think they would have originally had hanging oriental style lanterns from them. They have then been converted to electricity at a later date. Probably in the 1930s.


I would think they originally came from a grand house.

There are six of the smaller ones and two of the larger ones. We have 7 glass shades (one of which is slightly different. They are all in good vintage order. The gilding and plaster work is all in good condition with a few small knocks but nothing too serious. The mirrors are free from damage apart from a bit of pitting and oxidisation which we think adds to the charm. On one of the two larger ones there is one of the turned uprights missing but you don't really notice this too much. They would have to be wired in by a qualified electrician. Please see photos.

The two larger ones measure 93cm tall and the six smaller ones measure 74cm tall.

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