Style of W.A.S Benson | Art Nouveau Desk Lamp | France c.1900
A good quality French brass desk lamp in the style of and possibly designed by W.A.S Benson but produced by an Unknown French designer. The lamp is complimented with an original period continental opalescent glass lampshade. The lamp is apparently unsigned. France c.1925
Provenance: Our research indicates that it is almost certain that W.A.S Benson licenced one or more French manufacturers to copy it’s designs to sell directly to the French market. This lamp bears the clear resemblance and quality to the Benson model no.1079 (see photo) however with some more decorative French twists such as the more elaborate base design and more decorative finials to adjustable section of the light.
Ref: W.A.S Benson by Ian Hammerton, P.259,Pl.15,No.1079
Also see our near matching signed Benson Light JAL463 (see final photo)
Ht.42cm/16.5, Ht.(lampshade)15/6, W.12.5/5