American Decorative Arts
Maker: Rude Osolnik, American, 1915–2001

Set of five candlesticks

ca. 1997

Tulipwood, brown felt base pads

12 x 25 x 2 1/2 in. (30.48 x 63.5 x 6.4 cm)
Gift of Ruth and David Waterbury, B.A. 1958
1998.39.1.1-.5
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th Century
Classification: 
Lighting Devices
Geography: 
Made in Berea, Kentucky, United States
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

The donors purchased this set of candlesticks from the Mendelson Gallery in Washington Depot, Connecticut in May 1997, with the express purpose of offering it to the Art Gallery.

Bibliography: 

Bess Liebenson, “To Find the Beauty Inside the Wood, Ask a Turner for Insight,” New York Times (June 21, 1998), 19, ill.

“Acquisitions, 1998,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1999): 192.

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.