Mirror with sconce
I had wanted to create a mirror sconce for years, and was further reminded by the film Sweeney Todd (Ray Winstone) - his barber's shop was illuminated by them. I searched everywhere for a decent sconce and gave up - they are all too ornate, some are downright ugly. I am now working on producing some simpler ones in solid brass or bronze.
There is something very special about candle light, and the use of mirrors to alter the perception of a space is also important - so the combination is fascinating to me. This version is one of a series of different designs. The Gothic arch here is strongly period, but others are and will be more contemporary, rather understated. These mirrors work very well in pairs.
Shown here in English oak with solid brass. Height 340mm.
Prices from around £120.
Solid oak and brass. The candles are custom-made to size and shape. Best quality beeswax, slow burning and clean (approx 8 - 10 hours).
The Gothic arch is key-jointed in the traditional way... mirror back is Cedar of Lebanon, around 4mm thick.
The mirror can be bevelled as an option. A wide choice of woods or paint finishes is available.
Great care went into the design of the transitions from simple frame to the mount for the sconce. Even the oak is carefully selected so the grain flow is symmetrical across the front.