Early electric Arts and Crafts ‘Horse Chestnut’ Rise-and-Fall Light

Early electric Arts and Crafts ‘Horse Chestnut’ Rise-and-Fall Light

Early electric Arts and Crafts ‘Horse Chestnut’ Rise-and-Fall Light

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Early electric Arts and Crafts ‘Horse Chestnut’ Rise-and-Fall Light:
with six panels of patinated brass horse chestnut leaves and
spiny fruit; the frame, lit by six interior lights, with cream silk
shade and long beaded fringe; with centre rise-and-fall counter weight
in patinated brass. Circa 1900, restored and rewired.
Height is minimum.

Height:30"-76.0cm
Width:18"-48.0cm
Glossary Words

Arts and Crafts

The Arts and Crafts movement, based on the writings of John Ruskin and William Morris, was more a way of thinking and making than a style. It flourished between 1880 and 1920 and was a reaction against mass-produced factory goods. The revival of handicrafts produced metalwork which emphasised the toolmarks and how it was constructed. Favourite motifs included hearts, fish, flowers, fruit, birds, galleons. W. A. S. Benson designed light-fittings for Morris & Co., made at his workshop in Hammersmith, and also had his own shop in Bond Street.

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