Catalog photo from the collection of the Altman Galleries, Hollywood circa 1920s.
Altman provided furnishings and antiques for mansions on Sunset as well as props for studio sets. More about this catalog.
You need to rotate this photo 90 degrees to view it as a sconce, but then the chain will defy gravity. Strange, stark, moody. Item number 1186-5005.
Sepia photo 8" x 10", gloss finish, mounted on linen with 1" border and two hole punch.