The firm of F & C Osler of London and Birmingham were the leading makers of chandeliers and lighting during the 19th century. Founded by Thomas Osler in 1807 in Birmingham the factory specialised in glass furniture and chandeliers for the overseas market - most notably for the Indian Maharajas.
Overall in reasonably good condition. One is missing four of its green drops whilst the other is missing three of its drops, which could benefit from being replaced according to taste. One of the wall lights has a cracked back plate and has a loss to the glass on the back plate. There are some old marks and scratches commensurate with age and use. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."