A very cool and long thin wood look wall sconce made by the *Syroco Company of Syracuse, New York. The wall sconce is lightweight (made of a Syroco type of molded plastic) and features a mid century mod clean and abstract shape. It is rounded on the top and tapers to a point at the bottom end. The section that holds the candle is a cone shape that also ends in a point.
It is marked on the back - Syroco Made in USA. It is circa mid century - approx. 1960s.
The retro single sconce from the mid century has a hook on the back for hanging.
The sconce measures approx. 15" long and is about 2.5" across at widest point. The candle holder has a depth of about 3.5" from the back of the base section.
The single sconce is in nice vintage condition with no chips or cracks. Overall, it looks great considering its mid century age.
The Syracuse Ornamental Company made a product known as Syroco. The company was an American manufacturing company based in Syracuse, New York. They were best known for their molded wood-pulp products that resembled hand-carving.
Founded in Syracuse, New York in 1890 by immigrant Adolph Holstein, the Syracuse Ornamental Company (Syroco) specialized in decorative wood carving, especially for the local residential market. Products included fireplace mantelpieces and other types of interior decoration popular in late Victorian homes. To meet increasing market demand and sales opportunities Holstein developed a material looked and felt like wood but that which could be shaped, allowing multiple pieces to be produced through a molding process. The new product, which combined wood pulp brought from the Adirondacks with flour as a binder and other materials to give it strength, was extruded and then cut to fit compression molds, which had were made from original carvings in real wood.
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