Set of Four Arts & Crafts Gilded Wall Lights
Manufacture attributed to The Birmingham Guild of Handicrafts
Glencrutchery House, Douglas, Isle of Man
Christies, Arts & Crafts, November 2000;
H 19¾" x W 3¼" x D 16"
".....there are few things more inviting than the twinkling lights of the polished metal against a background of dark oak."
These light fittings were designed by Baillie Scott for the dining room of Glencrutchery House, Douglas 1897-1898. In the same year he was also commissioned by the Grand Duke of Hesse to redecorate and furnish both the dining room and drawing room in the Ducal palace, Darmstadt. The metalwork was produced under the supervision of C.R. Ashbee at the Guild of Handicraft.
Hugh Mackay Baillie Scott writing in The Studio, Vol. 6, No. 32 - November 1895