Moorish architecture is used to describe Islamic architecture developed in the Western world (Spain, Portugal and Italy) during the Middle Ages. It combined Northern African, Roman and Middle Eastern design creating its own distinct style.
During the Romantic Orientalist period of the early 1800s many Western artists and architects looked to Moorish design for inspiration across Europe and the United States. Many churches, synagogues and private homes were built using design elements from Moorish architecture. The interest in Neo-Moorish design and architecture lasted well into the 1920s but started to lose favor in the 1930s.
You can see these stunning custard glass sconces draw from the Neo-Moorish style with their striking raised arches. The thick glass shades sit securely into a metal Roman cross-like frame blending the two styles effortlessly. We were told these lights were salvaged out of an old church and believe they were made specifically for use in churches.
These sconces have all original wiring and their original ceramic lightbulb base. We have chosen not to rewire these and will leave that up the buyer to install their preferred hardware. These lights will absolutely need to be rewired before use.
Materials: Glass, Metal
Measurements: 14 1/2" x 7 3/4" x 4"
Condition: Very Good.
There are some minor superficial scratches and scuffing to the glass, hardly noticeable. The black plating to the metal is chipping off revealing the silver base. Both lights need to be rewired.