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BORIS LACROIX pair of French 1930 Art Deco wall sconces. France

BORIS LACROIX pair of French 1930 Art Deco wall sconces. France
BORIS LACROIX pair of French 1930 Art Deco wall sconces. France
BORIS LACROIX pair of French 1930 Art Deco wall sconces. France
BORIS LACROIX pair of French 1930 Art Deco wall sconces. France
BORIS LACROIX pair of French 1930 Art Deco wall sconces. France
BORIS LACROIX pair of French 1930 Art Deco wall sconces. France
BORIS LACROIX pair of French 1930 Art Deco wall sconces. France
BORIS LACROIX pair of French 1930 Art Deco wall sconces. France
BORIS LACROIX pair of French 1930 Art Deco wall sconces. France
BORIS LACROIX pair of French 1930 Art Deco wall sconces. France
BORIS LACROIX pair of French 1930 Art Deco wall sconces. France
BORIS LACROIX pair of French 1930 Art Deco wall sconces. France

BORIS LACROIX pair of French 1930 Art Deco wall sconces. France    BORIS LACROIX pair of French 1930 Art Deco wall sconces. France
A beautiful pair of French art deco wall sconces around 1935 in nickel plated solid brass or bronze and clear frosted moulded-pressed glass. They were designed by Boris Lacroix. Lacroix was an architect and designer. At the age of 18 he started as drawer in the manufactory of Paul Dumas. In 1924 he started to work for the fashion designer. Where he later became the artistic director. He left la maison Vionnet in 1937. Around 1926 onwards he designed lamps as well. They were first presented to the public at the 1927 Salon des artistes décorateurs.

He signed his pieces with the monogram LA+ (LA with a cross,'croix' in French). In the mid 30s he made a serial of chandeliers and sconces depicting the theme of birds seashells seahorses and mermaids. The chandeliers were made in high volumes and are frequently on the market.

The wall lights are harder to get by. The sconces are in excellent condition.

I renickeled and patinated the mountings. And rewired them with american candelabra base sockets.

For European countries I will place E14 ones. Both shades are signed LA+ in relief on the inside of the cup.

These shades were made for Lacroix by Ezan, the glass factory of Jean Gauthier (EJG). They are 23,5 cm (9-1/4) high and project 31,5 cm (12,4 inches) from the wall. The shades have a diameter of 20,6 cm (8,1). Check out over 300 other French art deco lamps in my shop. Art deco lamps made in France were equiped with B22 bayonet sockets.

For most countries like Europe or the US such sockets are practicaly impossible to use. For instance in the States 110 volt bulbs with B22 fitters are obscure, very hard to find and only one model bulb in very limited wattages is available. In spite of what sellers of unrestored pieces of poor quality claim in their ads when they offer lamps with bayonet caps sockets : except for the UK and Australia French chandeliers and lamps need to be rewired for your country.

In order to fit Edison large or small screw base bulbs as used in the USA, B22 sockets have to be replaced by American candelabra base or standard/medium size Edison screw-in sockets. E14 and E27 are modern replacements for European countries. An additional complication is that the size thread used in early French lighting to connect the sockets to the chandelier mountings or lamp bases is not compatible with the modern size threads used in the USA and Europe.

New American or European sockets do not just screw on to the old lamp fixtures. In order to make it possible to use an original old French chandelier or lamp with modern screw bulb bases, a specialized restorer will have to re-tap the threads. All my cleaned and restored chandeliers, sconces and lamps come rewired with the correct sockets you will need to use modern bulbs in your country.

The item "BORIS LACROIX pair of French 1930 Art Deco wall sconces. France" is in sale since Friday, October 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Chandeliers, Sconces & Lighting Fixtures". The seller is "paravas" and is located in Rotterdam. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Style: Art Deco
  • Decade: 1930s
  • Maker: Boris Lacroix
  • Material: Brass
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Country of Origin: France
  • Type: Sconce
  • Features: Pair
  • Color: Silver

BORIS LACROIX pair of French 1930 Art Deco wall sconces. France    BORIS LACROIX pair of French 1930 Art Deco wall sconces. France