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Candelabrum

1949.352.2 (RS119472)

Description

Two-branched with square base; four bracket- like feet. Cylindrical pedestal with applied swags of leaves and berries and central masque supports black square with gilded leaves with standing classical woman in long gown, painted black. Arms crossed at waist, she holds a gilded bird's body at each side. Necks of birds scroll outward and upward in two S-shapes, merging into gilded bobeche.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1900
Location of origin
Europe
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
gilding
plaster
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
Aves (class)
Bird
candelabras (candleholders)
CANDELABRUM
Classical
Classical Figure
Classical Revival
Classical Revival (European revival style)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Gilded
gilding
plaster
Plaster
Swag
swags
Dimensions
16.5 x 8.875 x 3.375 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.352.2
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7513

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