Painted Tin Eight-Light ChandelierProbably Northern Michigan, early 19th century
H. 26 _ in.; Diam. 38 _ in.
This lot is accompanied by a long tin snuffer and wick lighter. This chandelier is one of a pair originally purchased from a church in Northern Michigan.
Provenance: Dr. George L. Compton, Tipton, Indiana;
Carleton and Hazel Brown, Dearborn, Michigan;
Leigh Keno American Antiques, New York, 1993;
Eastside Winter Antiques Show, Wayne Pratt, 1993
Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000
Collectors Joanne and Jeffrey Klein enjoy the eclectic mix of American folk art, painted furniture and modern sculpture and paintings. They love the juxtaposition of modern with traditional ranging from symbolism to widely varying textured painted and weathered surfaces. Their appreciation of form, color and texture is exhibited in their collection of exceptional painted furniture, weathervanes, redware pottery, hooked rugs and wood carvings.
Condition: Condition: All but one star has been re-soldered. One star is a replacement.