Pair of Mid 20th Century Cobra snake solid brass wall sconces. (Electrified). Egyptian Revival style.
In great condition, re-wired with modern LED globes. Wall mountable in two positions as demonstrated; facing upwards and /or curved around on itself hanging down.
Dimensions Each snake- 880 L x 160 w mm (on the wall) 810 L (without bulb) 580 L (folded position/ cured up).
Lights brake down into the various elements for storage/ packing. See last picture.
Design/ origin- Mid-century examples of Egyptian Revival / Art Deco 1880-1930. These two periods brought with them a new twist from Ancient cultures. Ancient Rome, South American Aztec, Mythological Greek and styles of the Middle East & Egypt, to name a few.
At this time, exciting new discoveries were being made, the World was being exposed to lost cultures. One of which was that discovery of Tutankhamen Tomb in 1922, which undoubtably influenced the way Artists and designers were working and producing art.
The lights themselves are beautifully well crafted. With every single part detailed, etched in the brass and coloured. The rear of the Cobra's head is also detailed. The top collar, much like that of a traditional oil lamp, is coloured in with red and the bulb housing is made from wood.
The snake's neck pivots round, turning the whole head. This makes this lights mountable on the wall in two different positions.
It is likely these are Mid Century period versions, origin is possibly Indian, Anglo-Indian.
Condition- These lights have a beautiful colour of aged brass throughout. Very slightly polished. They have been re-wired by a professional and use a modern LED vintage style globe.
Hanging & installation- There are two brass brackets at the rear of each light for wall mounting. Wires will need to be concealed and connected for correct installation. Tested as CLASS 2. With double insulated leads.
Hard-wired lights, wall brackets & sconces-
This item has been tested to function only. It is advised and necessary with any second-hand electrical product to beinspected & tested by a competent professional for safety and any installation that is required.