Faraday & Son, London | Decorative “Pullman Coach” Carriage Lamp | England c.1910
A decorative “Pullman Coach” Carriage Lamps by Faraday & Son, London. The brass base with unusual decoartive lions feet base displayed with fabric lampshade (not for sale) | England c.1910
Ht.(with shade)46cm/18in, Ht.( no shade) 35/14
Faraday & Son, London
- Robert Faraday was the brother of Michael Faraday the well known pioneer scientist of electromagnetics.
- Robert ran a gasfitter’s and lighting company in Wardour Street from as early as 1823
- After his father’s death his son James took over followed by his grandson Harold in 1875 when the company became known as Messrs. Faraday & Sons
- The firm’s entries for the Electric Light Fittings Exhibition in Edinburgh received a favourable review in The Art Journal of August 1890
- In 1919 F & C Osler, specialising in chandeliers, and Faraday’s merged to become Osler and Faraday Ltd, working from Wardour Street until 1925.