18 - 19 April 2012
PROPERTY OF THE COLLECTION OF DR. AND MRS. FRANCIS D. FOWLER,
A ROCK CRYSTAL, COLORLESS AND COLORED GLASS FIVE-LIGHT CHANDELIER
20TH CENTURY, ASSEMBLED FROM VARIOUS ELEMENTS
With scrolling arms and central baluster stem, electrified, losses and replacements
33 in. (84 cm.) high, 27½ in. (30 cm.) diameter
Madame Jacques Balsan (née Consuelo Vanderbilt), Paris and New York [by repute].
Acquired from Dalva Brothers, Inc., New York, 26 February 1985.
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Please see lot 168 for information regarding Madame Balsan.
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