Candelabrum

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1850-1900

GUSN

GUSN-7513

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

Descriptive Terms

candelabras (candleholders)
gilding
plaster
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Aves (class)
Classical
Classical Revival (European revival style)
swags
Plaster
Gilded
Swag
Classical Figure
Bird
Classical
Classical Revival
CANDELABRUM

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Europe

Object Type

Lighting Device

Dimensions

16.5 x 8.875 x 3.375 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.352.2