Faraday & Son, London | Edwardian Rise & Fall Ceiling Light | England c.1915
A fine example of a rise & fall ceiling light in simple Edwardian style by Faraday & Son but apparently unsigned. The brass lamp complemented with 2 original acid-etched lampshades. England,c1905
N.B. Due to the 3-core flex the rise and fall mechanism of this lamp does not move/ work easily and will need to be left in a fixed position.
Provenance: See Faraday and Son catalogue photo from 1913.
Ht.(as displayed)97cm/38in, W.60/24
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.