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Original 1966 Metropolitan Opera House Wall Sconces - F
Available for the first time at the Met Opera Shop Online.
A limited number of the Met's original 1966 sconces are now available at the Met Opera Shop. These gorgeous sconces were designed by Hans Harald Rath of J. & L. Lobmeyr, Vienna, who also designed the house's signature starburst chandeliers. Light reflects brilliantly through the hand-cut clusters of crystal – with a wink to a very special past.
Please note that these are from the original 1966 installation and may include imperfections and wear expected from a vintage item. Each one is slightly different. Please let us select one for you.
Pictured is STYLE F
Nickel-Plated Brass and Faceted Crystal-Mounted Three Light Wall Sconce
13.5 inches high by 7.5 inches wide.
- Each Sconce is unique with variations in the crystals and overall pattern.
- Please note each sconce requires wiring and will need to be fitted with new sockets.
- Some fine scattered scratches to nickel-plated surfaces and crystals consistent with age and normal use.
From the New York Times:
"...the sconces do come with a whiff of celebrity. 'They were bathed in the voices of every great star,' said Patrick W. Sheehan, an art adviser who appraised them for the Met."
These vintage sconces have also been featured on ELLEDECOR.COM.
About The Metropolitan Opera
Founded in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera moved to its Lincoln Center home in 1966.
The opera house was designed by Wallace K. Harrison. Five distinctive arches clad in white travertine form the entrance. The lobby is dominated by a cantilevered stairway, two murals by Marc Chagall, and 11 crystal chandeliers resembling constellations or starbursts.
The two paintings by Marc Chagall decorate the front lobby. On the south wall is “The Triumph of Music,” on the north wall is “The Sources of Music.” There are also statues by Aristide Maillol and Wilhelm Lehmbruck. The crystal chandeliers in both the lobby and auditorium were designed by Hans Harald Rath of J. & L. Lobmeyr of Vienna. Numerous portraits of great Met artists of the past are on display in Founders Hall, on the lower level of the lobby, and costume and memorabilia displays can be found in several locations in the lobby.
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