Italian Carved Wood Sconces
These sophisticated sconces are hand-crafted in Firenze (Italy) following the ancient artisans' traditions. Wall sconces are carefully carved in wood before being finished by hand using the real gold leaf of the most exceptional quality. The timeless designs of these sconces expressed though classical silhouettes meticulously carved details, graceful motion of the scrolled arms and luxurious gold leaf finish.
Experienced artisans who created this magnificent sconces are deeply knowledgeable in the gold-leafing process. During this process, real gold is pounded to create wafer-thin sheets of gold. These sheets are then applied with the utmost care and special glue to the carved wood sconces. Because sheets are so thin, they must be carefully handled, or they will disintegrate when touched. Gold-leafing is a very skillful and time-consuming process.
The love of gold has remained da constant throughout history. High style design of these gorgeous carved wood sconces reflects the romantic past. Elegant forms and precise sconce's details combined with classic materials and finishes are skillfully amalgamated to create these expressive lighting fixtures, which are well suited for a variety of decorative schemes.
The tendency towards classical designs that stood the test of time today is becoming increasingly evident. At the same time, there is a considerable appreciation for the hand-crafted pieces that add not just function and beauty but the soul to a space. All of our gold-leaf sconces embrace the old traditions of fine craftsmanship and respect the tenants of good design.