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Pair of Girandole's

This pair of girandoles were separated in the 1990s, when one of the pair disappeared.  Jonathan Maney, Executive Director, found a match for it last weekend at an antiques show!  We hope to restore them completely and return the pair to the drawing room mantelpiece in Hyde Hall.

girandoles on mantel 1920 725

The black and white photograph is from Philip Hooker: a Contribution to the Study of the Renaissance in America by Edward W. Root (New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons: 1929).  These photos show the girandoles in perfect condition where they were always placed—on the marble mantel in the drawing room along with the French gilt clock and music box purchased from Baldwin Gardiner in 1833.

We have not yet found the bill for the girandoles, but they are most likely English and the quality is superb.

Pair of Chandeliers – Dining Room

Chandelier - Dining Room

Pair of Chandeliers

Made by an unidentified maker, probably English

Purchased from Baldwin Gardiner & Co.

New York City, New York

1830-1832

These chandeliers, described as “Boat Lamps,” were purchased by George Clarke (1768-1835) from Baldwin Gardiner & Co., 149 Broadway, New York City, on May 25, 1833, for $220.00. Clarke also purchased two sets of hangings for $50.00 and altered the burners from argand to alcohol for $2.00 per burner or $16.00.

Chandelier – Drawing Room

Chandelier - Drawing Room

Chandelier

Made by an unidentified maker, probably English

Purchased from Baldwin Gardiner & Co.

New York City, New York

1830-1832

This chandelier, described as a “Center Gilt, 4 Lt Lamp” in the original bill, was purchased by George Clarke (1768-1835) from Baldwin Gardiner & Co. on May 25, 1833, for $165.00. The hangings cost an additional $50.00 and were necessary to allow the chandelier to be pulled down for lighting, extinguishing and cleaning. Clarke also paid another $8.00 to have the argand burners converted to vapor burners.

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