Solche Scheußlichkeiten verunzierten uns die Wand!
Such Scheußlichkeiten - abominations - had disadorned our walls!

And as I was fixing up the electrics anyway, this was the opportunity to swap them out.

I found these Glimmersteinküchendeckenventilatorlampenschirme - "mica kitchen ceiling fan lamp shades" - in a catalog, corresponding fittings after a long online search; and I'd seen the style among Arts-and-Crafts things before. Certain technical constraints helped dictate the proportions, but for the most part, the sconces are what I intended them to be.

Philippine Mahogany rests, lightly treated with tung oil. A two-day piece of work, while actually building my night stand.