There are precious few fine lighting shops in the UK, so Fine Lighting News is going to celebrate those that there are whenever we can!
My favourite antique light on offer is the magnificent ornate lantern above. It is Ø420mm H940mm and made of black lacquered steel. It was £750 but is now a snip (believe me!) at £600 Code. L1111.
This Best and Lloyd table light was £575 and is now £360:
It silver plate with ornate castings, dates from about 1950 and is H400mm. Code TL1080.
My next choice is a ceiling light from one of the great names on English chandeliers, Osler:
Yes, it doesn’t look like one of their “decadent, spectacular crystal creations” (Wilkinson). This is because the market for such things declined after the first world war so, in 1922, they closed their glasshouse in Birmingham and concentrated on smaller, less ornate, more modest items that matched the mood of the time, but also, to our great good fortune, can be accommodated in our small, low-ceilinged homes. Like this one, reduced from £960 to £768, a very good price for a hand-cut (not moulded) ceiling light from a top maker. It is Ø240mm H240mm. Code B1065.
We do what we do partly because of the people who are attracted to working with lights, so our hearts warm to Fritz Fryer when we see this image of the owners, Karen and Simon Wallis-Smith, and their team celebrating the passing of the Olympic torch through Ross-on-Wye:
It is also a neat bit of subliminal marketing! Because the elegant
Olympic torches wall lights that they are holding up are also in the sale:
There is, fortunately, a pair of these art deco flambeau wall lights, reduced from £480 to £384 each. They are 420mm x 170mm x 300mm. Code WB1140.
But where’s the Company Dog, Holly is asking…?