Italian Family of Chandeliers and Sconces
In Connecticut Joe and I found a damaged sconce arm dating from the 17th century. Through all its rust, you could see that it had once been heavily plastered and gilded, but now it was just a derelict piece of iron. We paid a pittance for it. Back in his studio Joe re-scaled the curve and created a back plate for the first version, which was the five-arm sconce.
The standard three-arm sconce and the standard five-arm, both in chalk rust finish.
(The red frame means it’s part of our Quick Ship Program!)
The sconces quickly morphed into chandeliers also. The English designer Nina Campbell hangs our Italian chandelier in her own bedroom, and every time she’s moved, it’s moved with her. How cool!
The standard 12-arm and also the standard nine-arm, both in the chalk rust finish.
(It’s on Quick Ship) (It’s on Quick Ship)
The Italian Sconce premiered in a Virginia showhouse that brought us national publicity. Washington, DC designer Frank Babb Randolph collaborated with Joe to create this room. Our Roman Garden Table was specially designed just for this project, and all these designs have gone on great sales.
(c)1990 Gordon Beall
Here is the Italian Sconce in the second ad Niermann Weeks ever published. The sconces frame our Harewood Mirror.
The graceful curves of the Italians chandeliers and sconces let you look right through them , and they expose a volume of open space. They are perfect to hang in foyers with staircases that wrap around. The viewer can look into and through our fixture, seeing its beautifully decorated shape. We consider our lighting as architectural jewelry that must look perfect from every angle. Using a dimmer allows the user to vary the light from pleasingly dim to as bright as an operating theatre.
The Italian design customizes perfectly for our clients’ needs, from an overall height of on the left of 54″ to a high of only 22″ on the right.