W.A.S. Benson (1854-1924) Ceiling Lightcirca 1900copper, brass, vaseline glass shades by James Powell, two shades engraved 'Rg.290976', each sconce and armature stamped 'WAS BENSON'height 30in (76cm); width 15in (38cm); depth 15in (38cm)

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W.A.S. Benson (1854-1924)
Ceiling Light
circa 1900
copper, brass, vaseline glass shades by James Powell, two shades engraved 'Rg.290976', each sconce and armature stamped 'WAS BENSON'
height 30in (76cm); width 15in (38cm); depth 15in (38cm)

Sold for US$ 20,000 inc. premium
W.A.S. Benson (1854-1924)
Ceiling Light
circa 1900
copper, brass, vaseline glass shades by James Powell, two shades engraved 'Rg.290976', each sconce and armature stamped 'WAS BENSON'
height 30in (76cm); width 15in (38cm); depth 15in (38cm)

Footnotes

  • Literature
    W.A.S. Benson, 'Price List for Electric Light, circa 1900, unpaginated
    Ian Hamerton, 'W.A.S. Benson Arts and Crafts Luminary Pioneer of Modern Design', Woodbridge, 2005

    Provenance
    Property of Francesco Guglielmino, Los Angeles
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W.A.S. Benson (1854-1924) Ceiling Lightcirca 1900copper, brass, vaseline glass shades by James Powell, two shades engraved 'Rg.290976', each sconce and armature stamped 'WAS BENSON'height 30in (76cm); width 15in (38cm); depth 15in (38cm)
W.A.S. Benson (1854-1924) Ceiling Lightcirca 1900copper, brass, vaseline glass shades by James Powell, two shades engraved 'Rg.290976', each sconce and armature stamped 'WAS BENSON'height 30in (76cm); width 15in (38cm); depth 15in (38cm)
W.A.S. Benson (1854-1924) Ceiling Lightcirca 1900copper, brass, vaseline glass shades by James Powell, two shades engraved 'Rg.290976', each sconce and armature stamped 'WAS BENSON'height 30in (76cm); width 15in (38cm); depth 15in (38cm)
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