Attributed F & C Osler | 2 Monumental Neoclassical Twin-Arm Wall Lights | England c.1900


A large pair of brass twin-arm wall lights in neoclassical taste designed with acanthus attributed to Osler & Co. each arm supporting  pendant  a cut-glass knopped lampshade. England c.1900

Width 46cm/18ins; backplate 58.5/23; depth 26.5/10.

F & C Osler, Birmingham & London

  • The company Osler was established in Birmingham, 1807 by Thomas Osler
  • The business really began functioning in 1831 when his sons Abraham Follett & Thomas Clarkson took over and the company.
  • Specialising in crystal glass chandeliers they opened a showroom filled with the best stock on Oxford Street.
  • In the latter half of the 19th century Osler found success in India due to the countries wealth and efficient shipping links.
  •  The name F & C Osler was first recognised on 14th July 1906 when the children and grandchildren of Follett and Clarkson became the first directors.
  • From 1911 the demand for simple clean pieces of glass was lost, however the demand for light fittings made entirely of metal was flourishing.
  • This coincided nicely with the opportunity to acquire a lighting company named Faraday & Son Ltd in 1919 and the company became Osler & Faraday Ltd.


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