Six-light cut glass and silver-plated Chandelier by Faraday

Six-light cut glass and silver-plated Chandelier by Faraday


Six-light cut glass and silver-plated Chandelier by Faraday:
the baluster stem with leafy scrolling decoration and centre sphere;
dressed with graduated festoons of cut glass beads and clear boule
pendants. By Faraday & Sons of Birmingham (mentioned in the Great
Exhibition catalogue of 1850). Circa 1880 and restored.

Height: 24" - 61.0cm
Width: 18" - 46.0cm

Faraday & Co.

Founded by Robert Faraday, older brother of famous English scientist Michael Faraday, the English company Faraday & Son. Ltd. specialised in metal period reproductions of lighting. Their factory was in Birmingham with a showroom in Wardour Street, London. A common design of theirs was a scrolling Louis Philippe style chandelier with spherical glass pendants. They were mentioned in the catalogue of The Great Exhibition of 1851 and amalgamated with Osler & Co. in 1919.

Louis Philippe

King of France, 1830-1848. Faraday made chandeliers and wall lights in this style.

Great Exhibition

The Great Exhibition of the Art and Industry of All Nations was opened by Queen Victoria in May 1851 in Joseph Paxton's vast, iron and glass 'Crystal Palace'. Attracting over six million people over six months, it represented Britain as a powerful trading nation and was the first of many international exhibitions. See Victorian and Osler.

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