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.

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The copper and brass electrolier by William Arthur Smith Benson c.1900 – £8000 at Lyon & Turnbull.

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 (1.05m) high.

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%.