Girandole (one of a pair)

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Rococo Revival style; 1840-1860
United States

Girandoles, made in pairs or sets of three, were ornamental branched candleholders usually made of gilt brass with glass prisms. Especially fashionable in the mid-19th century, the figures were often characters from popular literature of the day.

Brass, glass, marble. H 43.9, W 41.2, D 10.3 cm
Hampton National Historic Site, HAMP 4217