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Lot 645: A LARGE PAIR OF FRENCH SILVER SEVEN-LIGHT CANDELABRA, HENRY FRÈRES ET CIE FOR BOIN-TABURET, PARIS, CIRCA 1905 |
20 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: in Regency style, the hexagonal sticks cast and chased with panels of diaperwork, shells, husks, and masks, similar detachable six-branch tops, complete with drip-pans and sconces
Very heavy gauge, hallmarks and overall condition excellent.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Ross S. Sterling (1875-1949), Governor of Texas, 1931-33, founder of Humble Oil and Refining Co. (acquired by Standard Oil of New Jersey, 1959, merged in 1973 with Exxon, now ExxonMobil); bequeathed to his daughter,
Mildred Sterling who in 1925 married the architect, Wyatt C. Hedrick (1888-1964), and thence to their daughter,
Jean Hedrick Darden (d. 2012)
Dimensions: 75.5cm., 29 3/4 in.