The Cross House
A few weeks ago, Cody brought to my attention a single gas/electric sconce on eBay.
At first, I was not interested as I need matching pairs.
But…then I realized that there are a few locations in the house which had single sconces.
Specifically, the servant’s hall, second floor.
So, I looked at the sconce again. The opening bid was $300. Hummmmmm, I did not want to spend that much, so did not bid. I was hoping however that nobody else would bid, that the seller would relist, at a better price, and I could buy it later.
This did happen!
At the bottom is the first auction:
It is hard to explain but, as long as the pipe has a baffle in it, the sconces cannot be rewired.
So, I am going to beg JR the Magician of Portland to see if he can save the day. JR has saved me on many an occasion via his wizardry, and my thought was that if he can replace the now twisted pipe with a regular brass pipe, he might then also be able to get a wire to the damn socket. Then JR can, via more wizardry, patina the bass pipe to match.
Pray for the sconce. And send good thoughts to JR, to the upper left corner of America.