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.