History of Sconces
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Van Chaplin; Charles Walton IV
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Long before Thomas Edison gave us bulbs for floor lamps and overhead fixtures, sconces presented an appealing source of light. The graceful form -- candles held forth on nimble arms, suspended from a sturdy backplate -- met a basic need with finesse. Mounted just above eye level, candle-fired sconces bounced light off walls and ceilings, casting a diffuse, alluring glow.

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