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Design Sleuth: The Adjustable Shaker Sconce

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Design Sleuth: The Adjustable Shaker Sconce

January 10, 2018

A few months back, when Alexa was on a shoot in a 19th-century sea captain’s house in Bellport, New York, she spotted a striking Shaker-style candleholder beside the bed, painted black and artfully placed by designer C. S. Valentin. And a few weeks later, on a shoot at the Canterbury Shaker Village, I spotted similar innovations designed to hang, at different heights, from a Shaker peg rail. Since then we’ve wondered: where to purchase a modern-day version? Here are three of our favorites, which can be customized (and, in some cases, painted to suit):

spotted in a bedroom in bellport, new york, by designer c. s. valentin: a shak 9
Above: Spotted in a bedroom in Bellport, New York, by designer C. S. Valentin: a Shaker-style sconce that Valentin spray-painted with glossy black paint. Photograph by Jonathan Hökklo for Remodelista.

the hanging wall sconce has dovetail joinery and is \26 inches high with four  10
Above: The Hanging Wall Sconce has dovetail joinery and is 26 inches high with four adjustable settings; $139 from Pennsylvania-based Shaker Shoppe.
shaker of malvern&#8\2\17;s adjustable candle sconce is available in maple 11
Above: Shaker of Malvern’s Adjustable Candle Sconce is available in maple (shown), cherry, and oak, and can be ordered with or without a candle; £159 ($215.29).
the shaker adjustable sconce, like the one in the bellport bedroom, is modeled  12
Above: The Shaker Adjustable Sconce, like the one in the Bellport bedroom, is modeled after a design at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village in Kentucky. It is available as a kit ($66.25) or made to order ($116.25) from Shaker Workshops.
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