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Maker: Erik Magnussen, Danish, 1884–1961

Pair of Candlesticks from a Console Set


Sterling silver, ivory, and ebony

each: 12 × 4 3/4 in. (30.48 × 12.07 cm)
Purchased with a gift from Jacqueline Loewe Fowler and the John P. Axelrod, B.A. 1968, Fund
Made in Providence, Rhode Island
On view
20th century
Lighting Devices

Main Auction Galleries, Cincinnati, Ohio, April 15, 2012, lot 85


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.

“Black Starr and Frost-Gorham, Inc.,” Town and Country 84 (March, 1930): 71–72.

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.

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2012.pdf (accessed December 21, 2012).

Patricia E. Kane, “Erik Magnussen: Masterpieces Revealed,” Antiques and Fine Art 13, issue 2 (Summer 2014): 154–155, 157, fig. 1.

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.

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