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This massive wrought-iron lamp at the entrance to the Adamson house admirably announces the level of quality to be found within.  The architect was Stiles O. Clements, a master of the Spanish Revival in the Los Angeles area.<br />
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As distinct from pendant fixtures, which generally hang from chains and are free to move, wall brackets feature a decorative backplate and some form of wrought or cast arm attaching them rigidly to the wall.  These four lanterns are all examples of the type.  Clockwise from upper left:  A clear-glass, six-sided lantern on a wrought-iron bracket with angled stanchions and a cast backplate; an eight-sided amber glass lantern with floral decoration on the backplate and lamp base, and with an unusual domed and spiked cap; an eight-sided amber lantern with chimney whose bracket consists of a forged wrought-iron leaf; and a six-sided lantern on a combined cast iron and wrought iron bracket.