Pair of Candlesticks from a Console Set Maker: Erik Magnussen (Danish, 1884–1961)


American Decorative Arts

On view, 3rd floor, Modern and Contemporary Art and Design

Sterling silver, ivory, and ebony


each: 12 × 4 3/4 in. (30.48 × 12.07 cm)

Credit Line

Purchased with a gift from Jacqueline Loewe Fowler and the John P. Axelrod, B.A. 1968, Fund

Accession Number



20th century


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Sale, Main Auction Galleries, Cincinnati, April 15, 2012, lot 85; sold to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., April 15, 2012
  • Sarah D. Coffin, Stephen Harrison, and Emily M. Orr, The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s, exh. cat. (Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 2017), 287, 352, no. 242, fig. 352
  • Patricia E. Kane, "Erik Magnussen: Masterpieces Revealed," Antiques and Fine Art 13, issue 2 (Summer 2014), 154–155, 157, fig. 1
  • 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), 22
  • "Black Starr and Frost-Gorham, Inc.," Town and Country 84 (March, 1930), 71–72
  • Harold Donaldson Eberlein, "Decorators' Exhibit at the Architectural League Show," Good Furniture 32, no. 6 (June 1929), 288
  • Randolph Williams Sexton, The Logic of Modern Architecture: Exteriors and Interiors of Modern American Buildings (New York: Architectural Book Publishing, 1929), 92
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"EM / STERLING / 5 / 1927" on the foot ring of each stick


"MKL" [intertwined] engraved on the socket of each stick

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