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    Sale 2009

    Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    13 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 119

    WILLIAM GRAY PURCELL (1880-1965) and GEORGE GRANT ELMSLIE (1869-1952)

    A BRONZE AND GLASS CEILING FIXTURE FROM THE MRS. RICHARD POLSON RESIDENCE, 1917

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    WILLIAM GRAY PURCELL (1880-1965) and GEORGE GRANT ELMSLIE (1869-1952)
    A Bronze and Glass Ceiling Fixture from the Mrs. Richard Polson Residence, 1917
    14 in. (35.5 cm.) diameter, 25 in. (63.5 cm.) drop


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    The Polson house is on the National Register of Historic Places and the offered ceiling fixture is listed in the register as being designed by Purcell and Elmslie.

    Provenance

    Mrs. Richard Polson, Spooner, Wisconsin