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Maria Theresa Crystal Sconce, Traditional Crystal

Maria Theresa style crystal sconce with cut crystal trimmings; 9"W x 8"D x 13"H; assembly required; 2 light traditional Maria Theresa style crystal sconce with hand-molded arms and cut crystal trimmings; all metal parts have gold finish; genuine Czech crystal; ready to ship in 2 to 3 weeks; This wall sconce is a part of Maria Theresa Collection. At their start the chandeliers bearing the name of Maria Theresa were made on the occasion of the Empress's coronation as rt the chandeliers bearing the name of Maria Theresa were made on the occasion of the Empress's coronation as queen of Bohemia in 1743. This fact is hidden in the shape of these lighting fixtures reminiscent of the royal crown. Their characteristic feature is the arms' typical flat surface clad with glass bars. The bars are fixed to the arms by glass rosettes and beads with dangling cut crystal chandelier trimmings. These ravishing fixtures were inspired by a chandelier made for Maria Theresa in Bohemia in the mid 18th century. However not only the empress became fond of it; so did many others who fancied the style and the majestic manners after her. Typical elements are metal arms overlaid with glass bars and decorated with crystal rosettes. Originally the trimming was made of typical flat drops called "pendles". Today trimmings of various shapes are used. Traditional crystal. Chandelier trimmings cut from lead-free glass are typical of the traditional production in Bohemia stretching back to the former half of the 18th century. Thanks to their look based on tradition and history they satisfy even the most discriminating customers. Lighting fixtures dressed with these trimmings are suitable especially for period interiors. On the other hand they create an exciting counterpoint to austere modern interiors. These trimmings are often used in the production of replicas of historical lighting fixtures. Every component passes thorough strict internal Quality Control processes. Highest quality European production with certified standards. The tradition of production luxurious appearance and classical morphology are the common denominator of all these sconces. To manufacture these almost 90 percent is hand-completed: mouth-blowing cutting and other techniques applied when working glass and metals. Machine-cut crystal chandelier trimmings and artistically chased metal parts provide a stamp of luxury. Devotees of these lighting fixtures come mostly from the circles of the lovers of magnificent designs created in the style of the timeless classic. Every component passes thorough strict internal Quality Control processes. Highest quality European production with certified standards. UL approved - dry location; hardwire; 2x E12/14 - 40W bulbs; bulbs not included. Hand crafted in Czech Republic. read more