3-Part Girandole Set

Boston, Massachusetts
Circa 1850
Attributed to Henry N. Hooper and Company

This splendid three-part girandole set featuring birds among foliage is topped with candle cups with palmette borders and foliate prism rings. It is thought that the darker red color was a preferred finish in lighting manufactured by Hooper in Boston. Reference: Bacot, H. Parrott. Nineteenth Century Lighting Candle-Powered Devices: 1783-1883. West Chester, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1987. Page 172, plate 240.

Reference: Dietz, Ulysses G. Victorian Lighting, The Dietz Catalogue of 1860 with a new Historic of Dietz and Victorian Lighting. Watkins Glen, New York: American Life Foundation, 1982. Plate 35.

Brass, bronze, marble, and glass
Height: 17” Single lights: 13 ½”

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