Greene & Greene Sconce (Gamble House Inglenook Sconce)

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Project by JoeMcGlynn posted 11-06-2013 02:31 PM 3304 views 15 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A year ago at WIA in Los Angles I toured the Gamble house, and was smitten. I’d already been a fan of the Greene & Greene style, but now I had a mission—to update my lowly house to incorporate the G&G aesthetic. At the rate I get stuff done I should have this finished in another 15 or 20 years.

But, I did finish a new sconce. This one is in the entry hall in my house, and was a lot more complex than the “Blacker House Sconces” I posted previously. The piercings in the top rails, the curved roof with the ebony bars and copper inlay in the lower rails were new things to figure out.

I think I got the scale and proportions pretty accurate. The wood is Mahogany with a medium brown dye, top coated with Tried and True’s oil/wax finish. The organs lines in the stained glass was a little challenging, but it came out OK I think.

I covered the build in detail on my blog, there is probably enough information there is someone wants to build one of these them selves.

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#1 posted 11-06-2013 03:59 PM

Joe that is stunning
A great blog as well, quite a challenge but you got it right.


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#2 posted 11-06-2013 04:21 PM

Absolutely fantastic! Beautifully done! A definite favorite.

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#3 posted 11-06-2013 04:45 PM

Looks great!

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#4 posted 11-06-2013 05:21 PM

Really looks great. You captured the spirit of Greene and Greene.

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#6 posted 11-06-2013 07:42 PM

Beautiful Work! Thanks for Posting.

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#7 posted 11-06-2013 10:39 PM

Beautiful inglenook sconce—I’m sure it looks great in your house! I gotta get down to the Gamble house…......!

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#8 posted 11-07-2013 10:51 AM

Wow! That’s a great piece. Thanks for posting it. G&G is my favorite as well


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