Monumental Art Deco Wall Sconces – I. Magnin Dept. Store, Los Angeles 1939
In an attempt to create a new shopping district to rival Los Angeles' downtown center, The visionary developer A. W. Ross created the “Miracle Mile” on Wilshire Blvd., just below Hollywood. All the buildings on the stretch of Wilshire were created in the “Moderne” style, and catered to automotive traffic. The area is also known today as “Museum Row” because of all the major institutions sharing the space. The I. Magnin department store of San Francisco opened their first Los Angeles location in a fantastic Art Deco building in 1939, the year the Miracle Mile was christened. Set between Bullocks Wilshire and the streamlined May Company building, shoppers flocked to the new shopping street, shifting away from the more staid structures of downtown. These beautiful wall lamps were from a salon in the I. Magnin “Miracle Mile” store. They have an imposing presence in quality and scale. Built on a chromed metal framework, there are a series of curved lucite rods intersected with curved and etched glass panels. We have left as much original as possible, but have re-wired the lamps for safety. There are six standard lamps in each fixture. They show character of age, and display beautifully.
Dimensions: H 29 in. x W 21.50 in. x D 11 in.