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American Decorative Arts
Maker: William Garret Forbes, American, 1751–1840

Pair of candlesticks

ca. 1800–1810


5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
base: 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in New York, New York
19th century
Lighting Devices

Steven Van Resnsselaer, New York, NY; Francis P. Garvan, New York, NY.


V. Isabelle Miller, Silver by New York Makers, Late 17th Century to 1900, exh. cat. (New York: Museum of the City of New York, 1937), 11, no. 104.

Stephen G. C. Ensko, American Silversmiths and Their Marks, 3 (New York: Ensko, Inc., 1948), 92, ill.

Kathryn C. Buhler and Graham Hood, American Silver in the Yale University Art Gallery, 2 vols. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1970), vol. 2, p. 126, no. 698, ill.

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