April 19, 2016 10:00 EST

American Furniture, Decorative & Folk Art

 
  Lot 28
 
Lot 28 - Queen Anne mahogany tilt-top candlestand

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Queen Anne mahogany tilt-top candlestand
18th century

The circular dished top on turned support with urn at base.

H: 28 3/4 in. Diam: 20 1/4 in.

Provenance: Property Deaccessioned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
Presented in 1880 by Mary Thurston Fauntleroy Barnes (Mrs. Joseph K. Barnes, 1824-1912), Vice Regent for the District of Columbia.

Sold for $531
Estimated at $500 - $800


 

The circular dished top on turned support with urn at base.

H: 28 3/4 in. Diam: 20 1/4 in.

Provenance: Property Deaccessioned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
Presented in 1880 by Mary Thurston Fauntleroy Barnes (Mrs. Joseph K. Barnes, 1824-1912), Vice Regent for the District of Columbia.

A popular Washington, D.C. hostess during the Civil War and Reconstruction, Mary T. Fauntleroy was the wife of Surgeon General Joseph K. Barnes. Dr. Barnes was the attending physician at the deathbed of President Abraham Lincoln and directed the autopsy.

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