Because there were so many shapes made by colonial tinsmiths, dating sconces to
particular time periods is very difficult. Generally, circular sconces with bracket candle holders are the earliest. Oval sconces are from the late 1700ís to early 1800ís and the
rectangular shapes date from the early to mid 1800ís. All electrified sconces come ready to wire into your switched junction box and all are rated for a maximum 40 watts per
candelabra base socket. For atmosphere lighting we recommend our silicone bulbs available in 3, 6 or 15 watts or our primitive candles.