The highlight of Lyon & Turnbull’s sale of Decorative Arts was this copper and brass electrolier made in the workshops of the designer and architect William Arthur Smith Benson c.1900.
The design is well known from Ian
Hammerton's book W.A.S. Benson: Arts and Crafts Luminary and
Pioneer of Modern Design and was offered here, on behalf
of a Perthshire vendor, in excellent oxidised condition complete
with three Vaseline glass shades by James Powell & Sons and the
leafy copper ceiling rose that took it to approximately 3ft 5in
Estimated at £2000-3000 for the sale on May
8, it sold at £8000 to an English private collector.
The buyer's premium was 25%.
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