A while back I bought 4 vintage sconces for $40 a piece from Plaire, a terrific esty seller. Two have been hard wired for our bathroom reno and these two (with new cords) are now adding some much needed accent lighting in my dining/library room. Originally I thought of hanging them but now I like them just on the mantel.
A little bit of brasso and windex did the job (or enough before it got too tiring to keep polishing!)