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Object Name Girandole
Catalog Number 1986.39.2
Date ca. 1860
Material(s) brass; marble
Dimensions H-14.5 W-6 D-4 inches
Description This is a cast brass girandole attached to a rectangular white marble base. The lower part of the girandole is a relief of a turbaned Middle Eastern woman. She is wearing a long decorative split coat over a skirt of the same fabric. She is also wearing pantaloons and shoes that have curled toes.There is a long sash tied at the waist. She appears to be holding a cloth in her right hand. Behind the head and shoulders of the woman are two branches with leaves and flowers. The stem of the candle holder is a fluted column. Above the capital of the column are two swags that attach to the upper part of the candle stick. The candleholder itself has an egg and dart design around the edge. Below that is a bobeche designed with an elaborate scroll work of leaves and vines. The piece once had ten crystal two piece prisms hanging from the leaf-shaped, open-work on the bobeche. The marble base has a piece of orange felt glued to the bottom.
Notes This piece (as well as 1986.39.1 and 1986.39.3) were purchased as part of the Old Capitol Restoration project. There is no other provenance on these pieces.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Candles
Candlesticks
Lighting
Light
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS