Best & Lloyd, Birmingham | Important Art Nouveau Wall Light | England c.1900
A rare and important art nouveau wall light by Best & Lloyd, Birmingham. The decorative brass bracket with original wooden back-plate and complimented with a rare fluted vaseline glass lampshade possibly by James Powell & Sons of Whitefriars. England c.1900
Provenance: See National archives photo of wall light REG.design.320250
Ht.(overall)51cm/20in, Dpth. 28/11, Ht.(backplate)46/18, W.(backplate)15/6 Ht.(shade)26/10, W.14/5.5
Best & Lloyd, Birmingham 1867
- Best & Lloyd founded in 1867 after liquidation of Best & Hobson producing candle lamps
- By 1900 Best & Lloyd had become the largest lighting manufacturer in the world.
- In 1928, founder Robert Best’s grandson designed the iconic Bestlite range inspired by the Bauhaus movement.