Lot 212
  • 212

Tiffany Studios

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 USD
Sold
125,000 USD
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Description

  • Tiffany Studios
  • A Rare "Jewelled Geometric" Chandelier
  • leaded glass, favrile glass and patinated bronze
  • 35 1/2  in. (90.2 cm) drop
    22 1/2  in. (57.2 cm) diameter of shade

Provenance

Franklyn C. Shattuck, Neenah, Wisconsin, circa 1905
Thence by descent
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Alastair Duncan, Tiffany Lamps and Metalware, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2007, p. 157, no. 649 (for the shade model)

Catalogue Note


Franklyn C. Shattuck was a founder of the Kimberly-Clark Corporation and a famous American businessman and entrepreneur.  His residence, located at 547 East Wisconsin Avenue in Neenah, Wisconsin, was built in 1893, the same year as the Chicago World's Fair.  Shattuck attended the Fair and was taken by Tiffany’s exhibition.  In 1905, when his residence was undergoing renovation, Shattuck ordered this striking Tiffany jeweled chandelier in a color palette that complemented the gold leaf ceiling in his study.  While more commonly seen as a table lamp, the present lot is a rare example of this jeweled shade design configured as a chandelier with a central Turtle-Back tile.
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