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Greene and Greene

Lantern from the Adelaide Tichenor House, Long Beach, California

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 USD

Property of a California Collector

Greene and Greene

Greene and Greene

Lantern from the Adelaide Tichenor House, Long Beach, California

Lantern from the Adelaide Tichenor House, Long Beach, California

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 USD

Lot sold:

32,760

USD

Property of a California Collector

Greene and Greene

Lantern from the Adelaide Tichenor House, Long Beach, California


circa 1904

leaded glass, patinated brass

35 in. (88.9 cm) drop

lantern: 10 3/8 x 8 5/8 x 8 3/4 in. (26.3 x 21.9 x 22.2 cm)

Overall in very good condition. The lantern incorporates pieces of textured opalescent glass, all of which appear original and undisturbed. The glass presents with scattered minor air bubbles, particulate inclusions and surface irregularities inherent to the medium and its production. One glass tile with a hairline crack, stable. The glass presents with a few scattered surface scratches and light soiling consistent with age and gentle use. The lead caming presents with light wear, minute abrasions and traces of oxidation throughout consistent with age. On one of the sides featuring the design with a larger central concave-corner square, there is one small vertical loss to the caming and a small break to an adjacent came, only visible upon close inspection. The upper borders on two sides of the lantern present with very fine hairlines to the caming that appear stable. The patinated brass surfaces present with age-appropriate wear, minor discolorations, traces of oxidation and small verdigris spots throughout. The ceiling plate was replaced at some point in the history of the piece and presents harmoniously with the lantern. Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and suggests having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician. A rare, early lantern with lovely patterning and complementary green and pale yellow coloration that emits a warm glow when lit.


 In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Adelaide Tichenor House, Long Beach, California
Private Collection, Santa Cruz, California
Thence by descent
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Randell L. Makinson, Greene & Greene: Furniture and Related Designs, Santa Barbara, CA, 1979, p. 31
Art and Craft: Furniture and Decorations by Greene & Greene
, exh. cat., The Arts & Crafts Shop, Sausalito, CA, 1987, p. 9