The company resulted from the partnership of the creative stained glass window designer Oliver Speers Kimberly (18711956) and Francis ("Frank") Joseph Duffner (18601929), born in Cleveland, Ohio, who had more than 20 years of experience in the lighting industry. The workmanship of the bronze and quality of glass was on a par with Tiffany's lamps. Oliver Kimberly worked for Tiffany in the window department, but was transferred to the lamp department.He worked there a short time before he left to enter a partnership with Thomas Calvert 1873-c. 1950, also one of Tiffany's artists. The Calvert and Kimberly Company lasted until late 1905, when Kimberly entered into this partnership with Francis Joseph Duffner. However, the firm ran into financial difficulties during the recession which followed the Panic of 1907. The firm's financial difficulties were compounded when it experienced a fire in its factory on 26th Street in December 1910. Duffner & Kimberly filed for bankruptcy on April 13, 1911, but Francis Joseph Duffner dissolved the partnership and left the firm, which was reorganized in late May or early June 1911 into The Kimberly Company.
The item "Leaded Glass Shade" is in sale since Saturday, May 12, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Lamps". The seller is "steve2star" and is located in Kenbridge, Virginia. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.