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French Antique Sconces Large High Quality Matched Pair in Bronze

CAD 1,263.50 Buy It Now 8d, CAD 133.00 Shipping, 14-Day Returns

Seller: 2007nanb (933) 100%, Location: Brettes, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 291793182735 Welcome to ~FRENCH VINTAGE LINENS AND ANTIQUES~ Where You Will Find Beautiful and Unusual Vintage Linens & Apparel and Antiques from France ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ French Antique Sconces Large High Quality Matched Pair in Bronze Fine Pair of High Quality Bronze Antique French Sconces Aren't these Fabulous! We found them at a big Brocante and Antiques Fair in the famous French city of Limoges. Likely dating from the late 1700's to early 1800's this large pair of sconces ('Applique' or 'Bras de Lumiere' in French) are in that wonderful Rococo style and would have probably made Marie Antoinette happy...had she still been living, of course! In any case they are superb. The casting of the metal is meticulously detailed and ornate.Each Sconce holds 3 candles. These sconces are in superb antique condition.We see no damage or missing pieces.These could use a nice polish to make them gleam but we have left them exactly as we found them as we prefer the buyer to choose what method of polishing to use....and frankly we like the unpolished patina. A Fabulous relic of a long ago France.... ++++++++++++++++++++++ These are heavy...each weighing very nearly 3 kilos each or about 7 lbs. (This will explain our shipping charge.)They measure approx. 21 inches high and 16 inches across We have many more detailed photos..please don't hesitate to ask if you'd like to see more. FVLA#2573 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Shipping Information Shipping from France for this exceptionally heavy item will be $100.00 Worldwide.Your parcel will be professionally packed using only re-cyclable materials.Shipment will be by French Colissimo International Airmail which includes insurance, a tracking number and delivery on signature for added security.All shipping charges will be less than our actual shipping cost. Finally we request that you Carefully Verify Your Shipping Addressand that you provide us with a Telephone Number which we will add to the Shipping formthat will be attached to your parcel. This can help insure safe and speedy delivery. As in the past, we are always happy to combine items to save on shipping costs. We hope that the policies above will indicate to our customers that we do not profit on shipping charges. Returns: We hope, and even expect, that you will be satisfied with your purchase, but if for any reason you are not, please return the item in described condition within 7 days of receipt for a full refund of the purchase price. Shipping costs both ways remain the responsibility of the buyer unless a buyer feels we have grossly misrepresented an item. In that case we will refund return shipping also. As well it is our policy that an item returned to us must be insured for its purchase amount. Your purchase of this item assures us that you understand and agree with our shipping and returns policies. So far we have had 100% satisfaction with our items. Please take a minute to have a look at our Feedback. We work hard to maintain our 100% customer satisfaction and we hope it continues. To that end we make every effort to describe our items accurately and fully and to note any small flaws which are inevitable in these vintage items. Also please see our Comments on Condition and Pricing below. We welcome and encourage your questions regarding measurements, condition, etc. before purchase. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It is our policy to abide by all eBay Rules and Regulations to the best of our ability and understanding for the protection of our customers and ourselves. We are a fully liscensed and legal business in France. Our Siret Number is 502590573.00015 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Comments on the Condition of the items we sell: Virtually all the items we sell are "vintage" which means they have, in the majority of cases, been used, and are at least 50 to 75, and occasionally even more than 100 years old. Having said that, we do not sell items that are so used that they are obviously heavily worn, faded, or too fragile to use. Almost all our items were made by hand in France during the first half of the last century--most would date from between about 1890 and 1950, although it is quite difficult to be certain of an exact date in most cases. It would be quite unusual to find this kind of fine hand work in France after about 1960. Again because these items are Vintage they have, in the vast majority of cases, been used. However all the items we sell have been carefully selected and inspected when we purchase them for their Very Good to Superb vintage condition. Still it is inevitable that occasionally there may be a hardly noticable tiny pin dot stain or a tiny rend on any given item. We always carefully launder and iron our items and in doing so inspect them carefully for a second time. If we notice a small flaw on an item we put that in my description. It is our hope that our customers understand that we would not and do not sell items which are not clean or have evident large stains or tears. But please do understand that because the items we sell are Vintage, and usually are at least 50 to 75 years old, they are rarely absolutely "pristine and perfect" as if they were new. If one expects that, then it is probably best not to purchase vintage items. Like all fine antiques, they will have their own sort of "patina." Some sellers do sell these vintage items in the state in which they find them and of course they inform their customers of that fact. We prefer to do laundering and ironing for our customers before shipping an item. In that way you can use and enjoy your purchase immediately. Comments on Pricing: Because the items we sell are generally much sought after here in France and abroad, they are becoming more rare, and certainly more difficult to find. We travel far and wide in our region of France to visit flea markets, brocantes, antique shops and private sellers. We visit Paris from time to time, and we search for these rare items in other areas of France when possible. Generally our buying costs are rising all the time as these Beautiful Handmade Vintage items become more scarce. Our travel costs to seek out new items are significant. Very importantly for our customers, I spend a great deal of time laundering and ironing the items we sell. This always involves lots of energy (both electrical and mine!) and time, and often requires specialized laundry products which can be costly. As well the percentage we pay both eBay and Paypal for listing , sale and transaction fees are significant. Finally we are a legal business here in France. We accurately report our eBay income and pay taxes on it. For all these reasons, the prices of these vintage items may seem a bit high--but the fact is that almost all these items are rare and special by virtue of being Handmade. Many are virtual works of art, (some are actually of museum quality), having been made entirely by hand by highly skilled, but sadly now unknown, seamstresses and embroiderers. These skilled craftswomen have all but entirely disappeared. This kind of French hand work is virtually a Lost Art and these items are rare. Still, in the face of the expenses involved in running our business, we do our best to keep our prices as reasonable as possible because it really is a great pleasure to package something very beautiful and very special and send it off to someone who will appreciate a lovely European Treasure From the Past. ******************************************************************************* Thank you for visiting ~VINTAGE FRENCH LINENS AND ANTIQUES~ We invite you to visit us again soon to see the new items we regularly add. Also please do Sign up for our email newsletters and be sure to add us to your favorites list! Click here to see our other items! ******************* Condition: These sconces are in superb antique condition. We see no damage or missing pieces. These could use a nice polish to make them gleam but we have left them exactly as we found them, Material: Bronze, Origin: France, Date: Possibly late 18th Century

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