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ANTIQUE CHANDELIER LANTERN IRON/GILT REGENCY 19th CENTURY HANDBLOWN GLASS

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Seller: openauction2010 (167) 100%, Location: Atlanta, Georgia, Ships to: US, Item: 282242244753 Hall lantern with wrought iron frame with some gold gilt supporting a large hand-blown globe with a suspended crystal ball finial; two strings of faceted crystals are draped between supports. 18th Century. The globe is 14" deep, 17" diameter and is suspended on 16" chains. Original from Virginia Crawford's Estate in Atlanta, Georgia. This lantern along with the other items of the Crawford collection were acquired in New York by the prestigious designer Ed Kilby, to specially fit her antebellum home designed by architect Moreland Smith (see residence where chandelier was housed in pictures). The chandelier was depicted in the Virginia Crawford estate auction by Christie's, and a Southern Accents magazine article (see pictures). It is hard to find a piece of understated and classical beauty of this quality and huge handblown globe with detailing. Measurements: 3ft. 5" high x 1ft. 5" diameter. A Texan turned Buckhead resident, Virginia Crawford, widow of Crawford & Co. founder, James H. Crawford, was an active patroness of the arts and the Atlanta community. In 1997, she was honored as a member of the Forward Arts Foundation at the Atlanta History Center. The renamed Shepherd Center's research institute is now known as the Virginia C. Crawford Research Institute. She retired from the executive committee of Atlanta-based Crawford & Co., the world's largest independent provider of risk and claims management services. (Atlanta Business Chronicle Jul 10, 1998). Condition: good antique condition., Color: Black, Maker: FRANCE, Material: Glass

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