Three-light Girandoles

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Circa 1850
Attributed to Cornelius and Company

This pair of three-light girandoles features a basket brimming over with summer’s floral abundance depicting fresh lilies, morning glories, and ranuculus. Of special note are the superb period finish, the white marble double-stepped bases, the star and snowflake cut prisms, and the curving dimensionality of the casting.

Reference: Bacot, H. Parrott. Nineteenth Century Lighting, Candle-powered Devices: 1783-1883. West Chester, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing Ltd.,1987. Page 162, plate 230a

Bronze, brass, and glass
Height: 17 ½”

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