The Brass Knob
Architectural Antiques, Inc.
2311 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tel 202-332-3370

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Large contemporary brass lantern with a dark finish and beveled glass panels. Back plate length 9.25″/ width: 5.5″ Lantern length: 21.5″ / width 9.5″


9000L Painted brass exterior hurricane style sconce. Late 20th century Back plate: length 11.25″ width “6” Sconce:  length 31″ (includes finials) /width: 10″


7028L (C) Pair of Italian vintage sconces with cut crystal bead swags and full cut prisms with two candle lights.  7 1/2″D x 13 3/4″ H x 11 1/4″ W  Ca. 1950 


Antique cast iron exterior sconce with classical motifs and bracket arm holding a vintage clear pressed glass ball globe in a raised pattern. 6 1/2″ high x 4 1/2″ wide 9″  depth with globe c. 1915  


Pair of cast iron antique sconces with egg and dart motif on backplate. New 6 inch ball globes.  13″H x 4 1/2″W (Backplate) x 6 1/2″D Ca. 1920 


6066L Silver-on-brass sconce with two candle arms, hanging drops, and ornate pagoda details.  14″H x 10″W ca. 1915. Set of 4 also available.


7018L Pair of large scale cast iron exterior sconces with 12″ milk glass ball globes from the south Baltimore electric sub station c. 1917.    20 H (approximate) x 10″W ca. 1917 (without globes) Back plate 18.5″ tall x 10″w


62232 Single cast brass converted gas sconce (electrified) with filigree.  4″W x 15″L x 9″D  c.1880 Contemporary wall plate


7017L (C) Pair of two arm Gothic sconces constructed of iron and steel with with original plated and painted finish.9″ W x 13″H ca. 1920


69782. Brass sconce with opal-rimmed shades.  11′ D x 13′ W x 10′ H ca. 1920. 


6787L Wrought Iron Sconce with undulating holders and a heart-shaped motif on the backplate.  Five total. 3′ D x 8′ W X 14′ H.  


Hammered cast iron sconces with original dark bronze finish and striated white and amber faceted glass shades with embossed details. ca. 1915 51/2′ D x 3′ W x 12′ H (Per sconce).  


This photo is of one of a pair of figural aesthetic wall sconces with intricate details in brass.  The four inch gas shades are etched and pressed glass.  Originally made for gas, they are now wired for electricity. The adjustable …

$$1,395.00 SOLD

Pair Sheffield style sconces with antique shades with interior spray frost that has some minor losses. Cleaned vintage finish. c. 1915

$545.00 Pair

6787L. Wrought Iron Sconce. Three sconces available. $595/Pair      14″L x 10″W  c. 1915


#6898L Shield Back Brass Sconce. Single Sconce With Contemporary Shade. 5″W x 11″L ca.1930


#6948L Pair of Cast Iron Exterior Sconces With Faceted Antique Frosted Globes. 6″W x 11″L  Marked Moe-Bridges Co. ca.1915  


#6898L  Pair of brass and cast brass Classical Revival gas / electric (completely electrified) sconces.  13″W x 16 1/2″L x 10″D  ca.1890.

$1295 pair

#6655L  Dark brass wall sconce marked “Miller” with period frosted glass shades.  10″W x 9 1/2″H x 5 1/2″D  ca.1920


Old white glass shade with clear glass lens on a new nickel plated fitter.  8 1/2″W x 8 1/2″D  ca.1950


#4571L  Single porcelain barebulb wall sconce.  8″L x 4″W x 5″D  ca.1925


Pair of Art Deco wall sconces with porcelain bases and the original glass shades.  7 3/4″L x 4″W x 5″D  ca.1930

$395 pair

#4811L  Heavy large cast and wrought iron sconce bracket with a cast brass acanthus.  4 1/2″W x 17 1/2″L x 11 1/2″D  ca.1915.


#4416L  Pair of porcelain wall sconces with period white glass shades.  4 1/2″W x 8 1/2″D  ca.1925

$235 pair

Polished brass gas (electrified) swing arm wall sconce with a period frosted gas shade..  6″W x 10″L x 16″D  ca.


#6151L  Brass gimbal (pivoting) pin up wall sconce with a period stencil etched ruffled glass shade.  8 1/4″H x 10″D  ca.1915


#6787L  Pair of mirror backed wakk sconces with gilt arms and gilt gesso wood bobeches.  8 1/2″W x 10 1/2″L x 5″D  ca. 1925

$465 pair

#6005L  Pair of brass all sconces retaining the original patina.  4 1/2″W x 8″L x 5 1/2″D  ca.1925

$235 pair

#5633L  Pair of white porcelain bare bulb wall sconces.  ca.1930;  4″W x 7″L x 4 1/4″D

$235 pair

#6877L  Pair of French Art Deco black lacquer and chrome wall sconces.  ca.1930  10″W x 8″L x 5″D

$695 pair

Pair of steel exterior sconces rewired and repainted.  Replacement textured glass panels.  6 1/2″W x 15″L

$495 pair

#6752L  Brass wall sconce with the original polychrome painted finish and painted steel flowers.  8″L x 3 1/2″W x 6″D  ca.1925


Pair of silverplated brass Classical wall sconces with period ribbed and scalloped etched shades.  9 1/2″H x 6 1/2″D  ca.1920

$765 pair

6085L(C)  Set of 4 matching cast brass wall sconces retaining the original gold finish.  6″W x 9″L x 6″D  ca.1920

$795 set of 4

#6702L  Brass and cast brass sconce (flat brass backplate added) with urn and ribbon motif.  15″W x 15″H x 10 1/2″D  ca.1920


6725L  Pair of unusual pressed glass prism hung wall sconces (4 pairs available, 2 pairs with standard base candles and 2 pairs with candelabrum base candles).  All candle covers are the original milk glass covers.  9″W x 11″H x 7″D …

$595 per pair

#CDBL(C)  Pair of finely cast brass French Directoire style wall sconces hung with u-drop prisms and beaded swags.  Sconces measure 26″Long x 17″Wide x 12″Deep.

$1895 pair

#6695L  Pair of 2 arm crystal sconces with a center cane holding a ring and prism and a glass covered backplate.   11″W x 12″L x 8″D  ca.1930

$645 pr.

#6688L  Single elegant Classical Revival silverplate over brass wall sconce.  11″W x 16″L x 5″D  ca.1920


#6605L(C)  Single brass sconce with a blue hand blown hurricane shade.  4 1/2″W x 18″L x 6″D


Pair of cast brass 3 arm Classical Revival sconces retaining the old patina.  13 1/2″L x 9 1/2″W x 8″D  ca.1915

$895 pr.

#6328L Pair of polished brass sconces with foliate cast brass arms and petal socket covers with period etched glass shades. 17″W x 10 1/2″L x 10″D ca.1910

$1345 pr.

#4516L Single brass gas (electrified) wall sconce with a period etched frosted Greek key shade. 7″W x 10″H x 17″D ca.1880


#6279L Pair of cast brass wall sconces retaining a beautiful original finish including painted accents. 4 3/4″W x 10 1/2″L x 5″D ca.1920

$395 pr.

#6223L Magnificent set of 8 matching ornate polished filigree cast brass gas wall sconces (electrified) from a local Washington DC Chancery. Four are complete and four are missing the tiny very bottom blossom drop. 4 1.2″W x 15″L x 9″D ca.1890

$1650 set of 4

#6110L Pair of heavy cast brass “hammered” sconces with the original finish. 10″W x 10″L x 4 1/2″D ca.1920

$695 pr.

#6035L Pair of Victorian wrought iron gas sconces (electrified) with period moulded glass shades. 20″L x 7″W x 16″D c.1885

$1,295 pr.

#6270L(C) Polished brass swing arm gas sconce (electrified) with a period frosted glass shade. 7 1/2″W x 10″L x 14″D ca.1880


#6445L(C) Pair of French Directoire style cast brass wall sconces with restored black and gold details. 10 3/4″W x 16″L x 5″D

$1,195 pr.

#6625L Pair of exquisitely detailed cast brass Classical Revival sconces. 4 3/4″W x 11″L x 6″D (two pairs available). ca.1920

$795 per pair

#5912L Silvered brass and cast brass with a dark patina and hammered texture. 10″L x 9 1/2″W x 5 1/2″D c.1915

$695 pr.

Iron Bradley and Hubbard sconce painted black with a replaced mica cylinder shade. 6″W x 19 1/2″L x 12 1/2″D ca.1915


#6212L Set of four high end polished heavy cast brass Classical Revival wall sconces. 9 3/4″W x 8 1/2″H x 7 1/2″D ca.1910 (a fifth sconce is available @ $885)

$3,595 set of 4

#5870L Pair of cast and wrought brass Tudor sconces retaining the original old patina. 10″W x 11″H x 4 1/2″D ca.1930

$695 pr.

#6239L Pair of heavy polished brass sconces with old fluted frosted glass shades. 13 1/2″W x 14″H x 7″D ca.1920

$1,345 pr.

#6212L Unusual rare mirrored back and silverplated two arm gas wall sconce (has been set up as candle sconce; not wired or set for gas). 8″W x 14″H x 5″D ca.1890


#6262L Pair of mixed metal (cast iron, cast brass and steel) shield back wall sconces with a dark patina. 9″W x 11″H x 5″D ca.1920

$395 pr.

#4747L Large, heavy cast brass wall sconce retaining the original old finish. 12″W x 13 1/2″L x 8″D ca.1915


#4980L Large graceful cast brass sconce with foliate and acorn castings on the backplate and melon cast candle cups. Retaining the original black finish with polished brass highlights. 13 1/2″W x 18 1/2″L x 8″D ca.1915


#6290L Pair of elegantly proportioned and detailed gilt cast brass Classical revival sconces. 10 1/2″W x 20 1/2″L x 6 1/2″D mid 20th century

$1495 pr.

#6091L Pair of polished brass pull chain wall sconces with cast brass eagles; both having old period stencil etched glass shades. 6″W x 9 1/2″H x 6″D ca. 1920

$485 pr.

#6388L Pair of hammered cast iron sconces to fit into your Tudor, Arts and Crafts or Contemporary interior. 5″W x 12″H x 5″D ca.1930

$295 pr.

#5246L Pair of cast brass Renaissance Revival candle sconces. 8 1/2″D x 4 1/2″H x 2 1/4″W c.1875

$295 pr.

#6572L Pair of hammered cast iron electric faux oil sconces with brass accents and the original hobnail fonts and original swirled shades. 9″W x 14″L x 5″D ca.1930

$395 pr.

#6614L(C) Pair of brushed nickel sconces with the original beveled mirrors and nickel stars. (2 pairs available…..1 sconce has a minor chip in the mirror behind the top star). 12″L x 8″W x 3 1/2″D ca.1930

$595 pr.

Polished brass wall sconces with Classic lines. 4″W x 8 1/4″L x 5 1/4″D ca.1915

$495 pr.

#5127L Blue and clear moulded glass depression era wall sconces ca.1930 (shown with 1 type of new shade available; ribbed clip on frosted shades @ $26 ea. additional if desired). 4″W x 10″H

$425 pr. (price without shades)

#6474L Pair of cast aluminum Art Deco sconces (one pair and one single available) with the original suspended glass shades. 14 1/2″L x 5″W x 5 1/2″D ca.1930

$795 pr.

#6474L Pair of cast aluminum Art Deco sconces with the original suspended glass shades with replacement shade hangers. 14 1/2″L x 5″W x 5 1/2″D ca.1930

$695 pr.

#6584L(C) Pair of cut crystal sconces with zipper cut crystal back plates; thumb print cut crystal arms and prism hung bobeches. (Two pairs available). 5 1/2″W x 8″L x 9″D

$985 per pair

#6598L Set of four brass wall sconces retaining the original two tone finish and the original iridescent glass shades. Backplate: 4 1/2″Diam. Total: 7″L x 5″W x 6 1/2″D ca.1940

$395.00 Pair

#5585L Cast brass 3 candle sconces with pierced foliate design. 6″W x 15 1/2″L x 3″D c.1920

$795 pr.

#6571L  Brass exterior lantern sconce (as found) with curved  beveled  panels . Late 20th century 7″W x 28″L x 8″D


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