These local discoveries have caught our expert’s eye
1 All Aglow
Popular 18th- and 19th-century materials including gilded poplar wood, mercury glass, and brass were used to make this 19th-century Italian sconce, one of a pair. $3,200 for the pair, English Country Antiques, 26 Snake Hollow Rd., Bridgehampton,
2 TURNING LEAVES
Subtle perforations in six adjustable leaves allow beams of light to pass through this hammered-brass fixture. The circa-1948 Italian lamp, which has a gorgeous patina, was designed by Angelo Lelli for Arredoluce. $30,000, SL Home/Vices, 10 Jagger Ln., Southampton (by appointment only), 917-224-7424.
3 Bronzed Beauties
This pair of strapping males once illuminated the illuminati: Like Art Deco Atlas twins, the circa-1930, 16-inch copper torchères graced the lobby of the legendary Waldorf-Astoria. $3,600, Pamela Lerner Antiques, 145 South Country Rd., Bellport, 631-776-2183, pamelalernerantiques.com.
4 Have a Ball
This circa-1910 American sphere, made of brass with blue and white glass inserts, is atypical of the era’s gas lamps and chandeliers. The whimsical 10-inch fixture features a pull chain, a canopy, and hinges that open to reveal a single bulb. $1,950, Laurin Copen Antiques, 1703 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton, 631-537-2802, laurincopenantiques.com.
5 Space Age
Shortly after the Soviets launched their Sputnik satellites in 1957, a new design motif took flight—one that replicated the gleaming orbs. A galaxy of chromed-Lucite globes and glass “rings” orbit this early-’60s Italian chandelier. $5,800, John Salibello Antiques, 2309 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton, 631-537-1484, johnsalibello.com.