3 - 5 June 2004
A PAIR OF GEORGE III STYLE CUT-GLASS FOUR-LIGHT CANDELABRA
Each with a baluster stem issuing four serpentine candlearms and centered by an obelisk surmounted by a canopy issuing teardrop lozenges, numbered branches
27½ in. (70 cm.) high, 12½ in. (32 cm.) wide (2)
Estate of James Donahue, Broadhollow, Old Brookville, Long Island; Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 3-4 November 1967, lot 442.
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James (Jimmy) Donahue (1915-1966) was the son of James Donahue and Jessie May Woolworth. Jessie, the daughter of Frank W. Woolworth, the department store tycoon, married Donahue in 1912. Jimmy was also a first cousin of Barbara Hutton.
Christie's is selling all lots in this sale as agent for an organization which holds a State of New York Exempt Organization certificate. Seller explicitly reserves all trademark and trade name rights and rights of privacy and publicity in the name and image of Doris Duke. No buyer of any property in this sale will acquire any right to use the Doris Duke name or image. Seller further explicitly reserves all copyright rights in designs or other copyrightable works included in the property offered for sale. No buyer of any property in the sale will acquire the rights to reproduce, distribute copies of, or prepare derivative works of such designs or copyrightable works.
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