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Set of Six Mirrored Sconces

ca. 1740

Mahogany (primary); red pine (secondary); gilding, brass, and silvered plate glass

29 × 12 1/2 × 5 in. (73.66 × 31.75 × 12.7 cm)
Gift in memory of Vincent D. Andrus and Dorelle M. Andrus
2017.9.1.1a-b-.6a-b
Geography: 
Made in England
Owned in Talbot County, Maryland
Status: 
By appointment
Culture: 
British
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Lighting Devices
Provenance: 

Col. Robert Lloyd, Talbot County, Maryland; by descent to his daughter Mrs. Peregrine Tilghman (née Dorothy Lloyd, 1741–1811) and her husband Col. Peregrine Tilghman (1741–1807), Talbot County, Maryland; by descent to their son Tench Tilghman (1782–1827), Talbot County, Maryland; by descent to his son Gen. Tench Tilghman (1810–1874), Talbot County, Maryland; by descent to his son Col. Oswald Tilghman (1841–1932), Easton Maryland; by descent to his daughter Mary Foxley Tilghman Frazer (1887–1976); sold to Israel Sack, Inc., New York; sold to Vincent D. Andrus (1916 - 1962), Greenwich, Connecticut; by descent in his family; gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, 2016

Bibliography: 

Selections from the Collection of Vincent Dyckman Andrus, exh. cat. (New York: Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., January 2004), 6, ill.

“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2017.pdf (accessed December 1, 2017).

Caryne Eskridge, “Gleaming Luxury and Flickering Light: Mary Saltonstall’s Silver Basin,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2017): 66, fig. 5.

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.