Pair of American silver five-light candelabra, Theodore B. Starr, New York, dated 1919
on four scrolling acanthus feet, the base and stem chased with matted panels with bellflowers, the four scrolling foliate arms supporting drip pans, sconces, and detachable nozzles with leaf-tip borders, one engraved underneath base with presentation inscription
marked underneath bases
height 23 1/4 in.
198 oz 5 dwt
Margaret Carnegie (1897-1990), New York
The inscription reads "Presented to Margaret Carnegie by the Carnegie Veteran Association April 22, 1919."
Margaret Carnegie was the daughter of steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie and Louise Whitfield Carnegie. The candelabra were a gift upon her marriage to Roswell Miller on April 22, 1919.
The Carnegie Veteran Association was a society of ex-Carnegie Steel managers. It initially consisted of forty-nine members, with Louise, Margaret, and Mrs. Charles Schwab as honorary members. Founded in 1900, for the first sixteen years, the members met at Carnegie's New York mansion, and then moved to the home of Charles Schwab for the next nineteen years.