19th century glass table lamps.

19th century glass table lamps.
Circa 1890
An outstanding pair of twin branch table lights made for electricity by the renowned glass chandelier company, F & C Osler. The slender cut glass tubes held together with gilt brass fittings retain the original hand-cut glass shades.
The whole is raised on circular cut-glass bases in a gilt brass frame on squat feet.

Height 76cm: Width 36cm: Base diameter 20cm

F & C Osler
Thomas Osler began the business by making small glass trinkets at the Glass Toy Trade in Birmingham in 1807. It was not long before the firm began creating chandeliers when an order was placed for icicle drops in which the possibility of chandeliers was seen. The company really took off in 1831 when Thomas's son, Follett Osler, was given control. He had a mind for business, and as such could concentrate on original designs and sales in the context of a declining market for glassware. A break came in 1847 when Egypt’s leader ordered a pair of candelabra for the tomb of Prophet Mohammed in Mecca.
These were displayed at Osler’s showroom on Oxford St, London and caught the eye of Prince Albert who at the time was conceiving the idea of The Great Exhibition in 1851. He gave Osler pride of place with an enormous fountain made of crystal in the Gothic Style. The piece was described in the brochure as ‘perhaps the most striking object in the exhibition; the lightness and beauty, as well as the perfect novelty of its design, have rendered it the theme of admiration with all visitors.’ The fountain occupied Crystal Palace until the whole building burned down in 1936.

For further information on F & C Osler visit https://wilkinson-ltd.com/osler-faraday


14.57 inches
29.92 inches
United Kingdom
glass and gilt-brass metal

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