2 ANTIQUE BRASS EXPANDABLE PIANO SCONCES CANDLE HOLDERS

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  • Item Category: Metals
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Sep 11,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction

THIS AUCTION IS FOR A PAIR OF ANTIQUE SOLID BRASS, EXPANDABLE PIANO SCONCES, OR CANDLE HOLDERS.

THESE BEAUTIFUL EXPANDING HOLDERS ARE MADE OF SOLID BRASS, AND MEASURES 3" WHEN CLOSED, AND EXPAND TO 9 1/2" WHEN FULLY OPENED. THE WALL PLATE MEASURES 5 3/16" LONG, AND MEASURES 1 1/4" WIDE. THE PLATE IS SHAPED, AND BEAUTIFULLY DETAILED WITH FLEUR DE LIS, AND LEAF TYPE PATTERNS, WITH A SUNBURST IN THE MIDDLE. IT IS FASTENED WITH FOUR SCREWS ( NOT INCLUDED).

THE EXPANDING FRAME SWINGS LEFT, AND RIGHT. THE FRAME STARTS WITH A PILLAR SHAPED ROD, AND ENDS WITH ONE THAT HOLDS THE CANDLE HOLDER, AND TRAY. EACH OF THE SCISSOR TYPE JOINTS ARE BEAUTIFULLY TURNED BRASS RODS, ALL CONNECTED WITH HAMMERED BRASS RIVETS. THE CANDLE HOLDER SCREWS OFF, AND THE TRAY CAN BE REMOVED FOR CLEANING.

THE BRASS ON BOTH HAVE A WONDERFUL PATINA. THESE PIECES ARE IN WONDERFUL CONDITION, AND MOVE FREELY IN ALL DIRECTIONS. THE TRAYS SHOW SIGNS OF AGE, AND WEAR AND LOOK TO HAVE BEEN BENT, AND STRAIGHTENED AT TIMES CAUSING FRACTURES ON THE EDGE IN SPOTS. BUT IS STILL VERY FUNCTIONAL, AND A INDICATION OF TRUE AGE. ONE HOLDER IS A BIT LOOSE WHEN SCREWED. WE MADE NO ATTEMPT TO CLEAN, OR REPAIR ANY PART OF THESE PIECES, THIS WE LEAVE TO THE COLLECTOR.

WE ARE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

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