F & C Osler with James Powell & Sons | 6 Ensuite Art Nouveau Wall lights | England c.1905


Two sets of 3 twin-arm art nouveau brass twin-arm wall lights with hints of neoclassical styling, each backplate stamped “Osler”. England c1905 (6 wall lights in total)

Set 1: suspending pendant the original knopped vaseline-glass lampshade by James Powell & Sons of Whitefriars and shade carrier.

Ht. 42cm/16.5in, Dpth.36/14, W.34/13.5

Set 2: suspending pendant good quality period vaseline-glass lampshades possibly by James Powell & Sons of Whitefriars with replacement shade carriers.

Ht.30cm/12in, Dpth.36/14, W.38/15

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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