The Cross House
I need many many many pairs of gas/electric sconces for the Cross House. And such sconces are hard to find.
But they also need to swivel. And such a feature is incredibly hard to find. Indeed, the pair Cody found was the first I had ever seen.
The swivel feature is vital because of how most of the sconces in the Cross House were placed originally. Like, some are on the sides of the chimney breast. They would look funny if they could not angle forward.
When I first looked at these sconces I was SO excited!
Then I noticed some…oddities.
The shade did not seem right. The shade holder seemed way off. Normally for the period would be an exposed brass socket and with a simple shade fitter attached.
And the candle was actually a candle! But Cody said he had a stash of glass candles and could send me a pair.
I did like how the sconces were just a bit fancy.
Anyway, I dithered. I bothered Bo. And dithered some more.
I realized that I could easily get the right kind of shade. I could also remove the fitter and replace it with a period socket/fitter.
So, I wrote the seller and said that, as I did not need the shades, could they perhaps offer a price reduction?
So today I purchased the pair!