vintage glass shades

1930s Art Deco Skyscraper Lavender Wall Sconces with Custard Shades.

After the Empire State Building was completed in 1931 as the tallest building in the world, the art deco movement stood up and took notice, incorporating a “skyscraper” design element in items of the day, including lighting fixtures. The lavender back plates on these vintage fixtures make a stunning background to the warm glow of the custard glass shades.