19th Century Cast Iron Wall Sconce
This radiant wall mounted sconce began life as a 19th Century heating grate with the increasingly rare "Sunburst" motif.
The years of paint and grime were painstakingly removed from this highly figured, ornate piece, and it was polished to a brilliant sheen to bring out the nickel and chromium alloys within, then clear coated with a high gloss treatment. A hand chosen, quarter inch thick, polished honey onyx lens was then sized, cut and seamlessly affixed.
A custom welded steel surround was fabricated with integral hidden baffles and reflectors, then patinaed to match and clear coated with the same high gloss treatment.