Girandole

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1852

GUSN

GUSN-20676

Description

3-piece gilt girandole with facade of Bigelow Chapel, Mount Auburn Cemetary; 2 single lights, 1 3-branch candelabrum on gray marble bases; all have stem with branching flowers and coronet of flowers just below socket; from each coronet hang 10 3-part crystals, engraved with gothic swag motif.

Details

Descriptive Terms

girandoles (candleholders)
brass (alloy)
gilding
marble (rock)
CandleholderGirandoleGirandole

Inscription

Each marked in casting on back of chapel: W.F. SHAW/174 WASH(INGTON)/BOSTON/PATENT/ DEC 18 1849

Additional Identification Number

114

Maker

Shaw, W. F. (Maker)

Object Type

Lighting Equipment; Lighting Holders

Credit Line

Sarah Moore Field Collection

Accession Number

1998.5898.2

Places


Massachusetts (United States)