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PROPERTY FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF MR. AND MRS. ADOLPH HENRY MEYER

Very Fine and Rare Federal Carved and Figured Mahogany Candlestand, Salem, Massachusetts, circa 1795
Estimate
8,00016,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 USD
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PROPERTY FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF MR. AND MRS. ADOLPH HENRY MEYER

Very Fine and Rare Federal Carved and Figured Mahogany Candlestand, Salem, Massachusetts, circa 1795
Estimate
8,00016,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Very Fine and Rare Federal Carved and Figured Mahogany Candlestand, Salem, Massachusetts, circa 1795
Retains a dark, rich old surface.
Height 27 1/2 in. by Width 16 1/4 in. by Depth 16 in.
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Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York;
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Henry Meyer, Birmingham, Michigan
Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana: The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Henry Meyer, January 20, 1996, sale 6801, lot 216, purchased at the sale by a relative of Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Meyer.

Exhibited

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Literature

Freund, Joan Barzilay. Masterpieces of Americana: The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Henry Meyer, (New York: Sotheby's Books), 1995, ill. p. 32.

Catalogue Note

A candlestand, probably from the same shop, with a nearly identical base, but with an oblong octagonal top fitted with a candle slide is illustrated in Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., The Arts and Crafts of Newport Rhode Island 1640-1820, (Newport, RI: The Preservation Society of Newport County, 1954), p. 81, no. 53 and American Antiques from Islael Sack Collection, Vol. IV, (Washington, DC: Highland House Publishers, Inc., 1975),  p. 1084, fig. 3969. This candlestand originally belonged to Dr. David Townsend, a surgeon who was with, General Warren in the Battle of Bunker Hill, and was later owned by Mitchell Taradash. The stand was included in Part I of the sale of the Americana Collection of the Late Mrs. J. Amory Haskell at Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., on April 29, 1944, lot 706. The above-mentioned candlestand and the presently owned example are apparently the only ones of this type known to exist.

Important Americana: Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Porcelain, Prints and Carpets

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