Antique Lighting

 

  Antique Lighting, Antique Benson Lamps

Benson lampsThe W A S  Benson Lamp and Lighting Collection.
William Arthur Smith Benson, 1854 - 1924
Educated at Winchester and Oxford. He went on to  serve his articles in the office of Basil Champneys and remained in the practice until 1880. Having met with Morris, through his friendship with Edward Burne-Jones, he was inspired to set up a metalworking workshop in that year. He expanded into a well-equipped factory in Hammersmith and from 1887 had a retail shop in Bond Street. In 1896 he became chairman of Morris & Co., for which he designed furniture. He also worked for J.S.Henry and the Falkirk  and Coalbrookdale  iron foundries. Benson's simple well designed and utilitarian copper and brass tablewares, jugs and lighting equipment were praised by H. Muthesius. Bing chose his work for exhibition and sale at his Paris gallery, Maison de L'Art Nouveau. Benson was an active member of the Art Workers' Guild and in 1914 founder of the Design and Industries Association. He retired and the firm was bought by Allen-Liversedge Ltd, a lighting company, in 1920.

 We stock original W A S Benson and other good quality antique lighting. We also keep a small selection of  original shades. Please email for details.

Benson Lamps etc

 Benson Lamps

benson lamp with shade

Benson Lamps

W.A.S. Benson Cast Metal frame Oil lamp incorparating brass sphere.Copper bowl with Hinks Duplex Oil burner. Price - £850

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Priced as above

benson table / walllight

Benson Lamps

W.A.S. Benson Oil lamp with Vaseline glass shade. Illustrated Page 248, Plate 3 No. 72  £900

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Priced as above

 
Copper Benson light

Hall Lantern

Turn of the century Arts and Crafts Hall Lantern. Wrought Iron frame with Brass and Copper embellishments. Impressive vaseline glass shade.36 inch drop.

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Price of hall lantern on request

 

Hall Lantern with murhine glass shade

Art glass hall lantern

Beautiful hanging hall lantern.Italian Rubino glass.

Circa 1910. Height 220mm including original brass carrier.

130mm at its widest point. Continental Edison screw fitting, E27.

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Price £350.00

 
Benson wall light with vaseline shade

W.A.S Benson

.Single-light combination table standard and bracket (No. 1246/S), brass with patent Benson swith.

Original Deco shade.

£950

 
Benson wall light with vaseline shade

W.A.S Benson

W.A.S Benson light, £1700

W.A.S Benson light with patent switch £1300

Priced as above

Other Lighting

Dormar Diolux Bulkhead Vintage Industrial Aluminium Lights at Staveley Antiques

 

Dorman Diolux Large Bulkhead light

Polished aluminium surround. Circa 1935

270mm x 160mm x 120mm approx.

Unwired,More available

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 £200.00

1920s Original holophane glass shade at Staveley Antiques

 

Brass wall bracket with crackled glass shade

Bracket 19 inches wide

 

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 £245.00

Original Opaline Glass 1930s Vintage Lights at Staveley Antiques

Opaline lights

 Original 1920/30s Opaline lights

Spherical large £150 small £140

Tulip large £275 small £250

Conical large £190 small £180

2 large tulip reserved

1920s ribbed glass shade at Staveley Antiques

Ribbed glass shade. 

 1920s ribbed glass shade with ornate bronze carrier. 140mm diameter shade, 170mm high.

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 £80

Green industrial warehouse pendant light at Staveley Antiques

 

Industrial Warehouse Light

14 Inch Diameter

We have stock of similar, please ask for details. 

from £80

Original porceline Coolie Lamp Shade at Staveley Antiques

 

 Original porceline Coolie Lamp Shade

250mm Diameter 

Salvaged from a church circa1900

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 £75

Original French Rise and Fall Ceiling Light at Staveley Antiques

 

Original French Rise and Fall Ceiling Light with porceline counterweight and ceiling fitting

 Handkerchief Shade 190mm square

simply elegant

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 £189

Opaque Glass Pendant  Shade at Staveley Antiques

Opaque Glass Pendant  Shade on brass stalk

300mm long x 200mm dia Circa 1950

 

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£120 

8 branch Brass Electrolier at Staveley Antiques

 

Fabulous 8 branch Brass Electrolier.

65cm deep and 70cm wide.

Stunning, impressive light with fine detail.

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£775

Flemish copy of 18th Century Candlabra Circa 1930 at Staveley Antiques

Large Electolier

Flemish copy of 18th Century Candlabra Circa 1930

 9 branch brass light fiting in original finish

850mm drop x 900mm dia

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£ 675

8 Branch Brass Electrolier at Staveley Antiques

Brass Electrolier 

 8 Branch Brass Electrolier

26 inches diameter

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 £575

Multi Prism Brass and Glass ceiling light at Staveley Antiques

Multi Prism light shade

 Attractive hanging ceiling light

Diameter approx 270mm

Slightly smaller light available £125

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Now Sold

Opaque Ceiling Light at Staveley Antiques

Opaque Tulip Shaped Ceiling Light 

Very unusual to find, we have 1 left !!

Wired with original carrier

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£225.00

 

Cherub Rise and Fall ceiling light at Staveley Antiques

Cherub Rise and Fall

48 inch maximum drop, diameter of shade is 13 inch.

See below for cherub detailing. Circa 1890.

Price £450

1950s 15 inch diameter Blue Industrial pendant light at Staveley Antiques

 

1950s 15 inch diameter Blue Shade 

Unwired

More available

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 £55

 

1920s opaline ceiling pendant with unusual little tassel detail to base at Staveley Antiques

 

1920s opaline ceiling pendant with unusual little tassel detail to base.

Supplied with brass carrier

Approx. 12 inches wide.

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 £325