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American Decorative Arts
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Designer: Willard L. Morrison, American, 1892–1965
Manufacturer: Dole Valve Company, American, 1907–1963
Manufacturer (plastic elements): Chicago Molded Products Corporation, American, founded 1919
Manufacturer (candle): Will & Baumer, American, founded 1855

Candelabra with “Waxel” Candles

Candelabra designed 1931, manufactured 1931–33; Candles designed 1931, manufactured after 1931

Chrome-plated brass and plastic

each: 6 1/8 × 8 × 4 in. (15.558 × 20.32 × 10.16 cm)
John C. Waddell Collection, Gift of John C. Waddell, B.A. 1959
Designed in Chicago, Illinois
Manufactured in Chicago, Illinois
Designed in Chicago, Illinois
Manufactured in Syracuse, New York
20th century
Lighting Devices

Probably from Historical Design; John C. Waddell, New York, 1988–2010; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


John Stuart Gordon et al., A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 290, no. 197.

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2011.pdf (accessed March 1, 2012).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.