Krissie had spotted the two cherub wall lights beside the mirror which hangs above the main counter in our kitchen diner.
I bought them about 5 or 6 years ago and was told by their previous owner that they dated from the Edwardian era.
They needed total rewiring, as they would have been unsafe to use as they were.
The problem was getting the new wires down the arms of the cherubs. They would only take thin wires and in the past the arms had been broken - As can be seen on the boy cherub below. The cracks were quite serious and so we had just one chance to feed a new set of wires through, by tying them to the old ones and pulling them out through the bulb holders at the top.
Taking care, we made it and have been very pleased with them. I'm always worried about dusting them now though (not good in a kitchen!), but hopefully they will survive for a few more years.
They seem to be made of a gesso or plaster type material, but it could be a coating over carved wood. They are heavy too. I've always loved how they look with the design of the wallpaper in our kitchen.
Its nice to be able to isolate the lighting in this area of the kitchen, with this being the main work station.
Which I added a hand painted glass shade to. The ceilings are quite high in our kitchen, so this one flies through the air on quite a long flex. :)
Hope that is what you wanted to see Krissie! And hope it was of interest to others visiting my blog.
Have a lovely evening,