Girandoles Photos

Girandoles are candlesticks of molded metal with hanging glass prisms to reflect light. Girandoles were often made in sets of three to sit on the fireplace mantles. Girandoles usually incorporated scenes in relief from literature or history with the larger central unit being the most elaborate and the two smaller units illustrating related details. Girandoles are said to have gained popularity after being featured at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.

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Gilt bronze "Last of the Mohicans" girandoles by Isaac F. Baker & made by Cornelius & Co. at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Gilt bronze "Last of the Mohicans" girandole shows Chief Chingachgook next to Natty Bumppo at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Gilt bronze "Last of the Mohicans" girandole shows the abducted Cora Munro at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Gilt bronze "Last of the Mohicans" girandole shows rescuer Major Duncan Heyward at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Gilt bronze "Last of the Mohicans" girandoles (1848-51) by Isaac F. Baker & made by Cornelius & Co. at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Gilt bronze "Last of the Mohicans" girandole (1848-51) shows Chief Chingachgook next to Natty Bumppo at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Gilt bronze "Last of the Mohicans" girandole (1848-51) shows the abducted Cora Munro at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Gilt bronze "Last of the Mohicans" girandole (1848-51) shows rescuer Major Duncan Heyward at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Parlor fireplace with girandoles at Deep River Museum. Deep River, CT.Girandole with buckskin settler & Indians at Deep River Museum. Deep River, CT.Detail of Girandole with buckskin settler & Indians at Deep River Museum. Deep River, CT.Girandole with Revolutionary American at Deep River Museum. Deep River, CT.
Parlor fireplace with girandoles at Deep River Museum. Deep River, CT.Girandole with buckskin settler & Indians at Deep River Museum. Deep River, CT.Detail of Girandole with buckskin settler & Indians at Deep River Museum. Deep River, CT.Girandole with Revolutionary American at Deep River Museum. Deep River, CT.
Girandole candlestick at Pardee Home Museum. Oakland, CA.Girandole candlestick at Pardee Home Museum. Oakland, CA.Girandole at Isham-Terry House Museum. Hartford, CT.Girandole with Oriental figure in library at Isham-Terry House Museum. Hartford, CT.
Girandole candlestick at Pardee Home Museum. Oakland, CA.Girandole candlestick at Pardee Home Museum. Oakland, CA.Girandole at Isham-Terry House Museum. Hartford, CT.Girandole with Oriental figure in library at Isham-Terry House Museum. Hartford, CT.
Girandole with Oriental figure in library at Isham-Terry House Museum. Hartford, CT.Girandole with geometric base at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.Girandole with woman in gown at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.Girandole set at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.
Girandole with Oriental figure in library at Isham-Terry House Museum. Hartford, CT.Girandole with geometric base at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.Girandole with woman in gown at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.Girandole set at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.
Girandole from the home of Stephen Foster in Kentucky period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.Girandole from the home of Stephen Foster in Kentucky period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.Girandole in parlor of House Where Lincoln Died. Washington, DC.Girandole with Revolutionary era scene in parlor at Christian Heurich Mansion. Washington, DC.
Girandole (c1850-65) from the home of Stephen Foster in Kentucky period parlor (1830-40) at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.Girandole (c1850-65) from the home of Stephen Foster in Kentucky period parlor (1830-40) at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.Girandole in parlor of House Where Lincoln Died. Washington, DC.Girandole with Revolutionary era scene in parlor at Christian Heurich Mansion. Washington, DC.
Candelabra at Illinois State Museum. Springfield, IL.Girandole & candlesticks attrib. Messenger & Phipson of New York City at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Girandole by William F. Shaw of Boston at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Dining room mantle with girandole, ginger jar & original Japanese leather wallpaper made of layers of embossed paper at Nichols House Museum. Boston, MA.
Candelabra at Illinois State Museum. Springfield, IL.Girandole & candlesticks (1810-20) attrib. Messenger & Phipson of New York City at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Girandole (c1849) by William F. Shaw of Boston at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Dining room mantle with girandole, ginger jar & original Japanese leather wallpaper (1885) made of layers of embossed paper at Nichols House Museum. Boston, MA.
Girandole & ear trumpet in parlor at Orchard House. Concord, MA.Girandole at Rotch-Jones-Duff House. New Bedford, MA.Girandole in front parlor of Rotch-Jones-Duff House. New Bedford, MA.Girandole in front parlor of Rotch-Jones-Duff House. New Bedford, MA.
Girandole & ear trumpet in parlor at Orchard House. Concord, MA.Girandole at Rotch-Jones-Duff House. New Bedford, MA.Girandole in front parlor of Rotch-Jones-Duff House. New Bedford, MA.Girandole in front parlor of Rotch-Jones-Duff House. New Bedford, MA.
Bronze girandole with couple at Mayflower Society House. Plymouth, MA.Fireplace with girandoles at Vaile Mansion. Independence, MO.Girandole in shape of flowers in basket at Vaile Mansion. Independence, MO.Portrait & girandoles at John Wornall House Museum. Kansas City, MO.
Bronze girandole with couple at Mayflower Society House. Plymouth, MA.Fireplace with girandoles at Vaile Mansion. Independence, MO.Girandole in shape of flowers in basket at Vaile Mansion. Independence, MO.Portrait & girandoles at John Wornall House Museum. Kansas City, MO.
Girandole with one-legged soldier at John Wornall House Museum. Kansas City, MO.Girandoles possibly made in Philadelphia exhibited in Louisiana State Building at St Louis World's Fair at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Girandoles on parlor mantle at Campbell House Museum. St. Louis, MO.Girandole of pasha in turban on mantle at Campbell House Museum. St. Louis, MO.
Girandole with one-legged soldier at John Wornall House Museum. Kansas City, MO.Girandoles (mid 19th C) possibly made in Philadelphia exhibited in Louisiana State Building at St Louis World's Fair (1904) at Missouri History Museum. St. Louis, MO.Girandoles on parlor mantle at Campbell House Museum. St. Louis, MO.Girandole of pasha in turban on mantle at Campbell House Museum. St. Louis, MO.
Girandoles shaped as basket of flowers on dining room mantle at Campbell House Museum. St. Louis, MO.Girandoles on parlor mantle at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Girandole with knight at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Candlestick in shape of stork in Pierce Manse. Concord, NH.
Girandoles shaped as basket of flowers on dining room mantle at Campbell House Museum. St. Louis, MO.Girandoles on parlor mantle at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Girandole with knight at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Candlestick in shape of stork in Pierce Manse. Concord, NH.
Girandole at Lefferts Homestead museum. Brooklyn, NY.Girandole with deer in parlor at Kelton House Museum. Columbus, OH.Candlestick with glass prisms in parlor of Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Girondelle at Reese-Peters House. Lancaster, OH.
Girandole at Lefferts Homestead museum. Brooklyn, NY.Girandole with deer in parlor at Kelton House Museum. Columbus, OH.Candlestick with glass prisms (c1890) in parlor of Monroe House at Oberlin Heritage Center. Oberlin, OH.Girondelle at Reese-Peters House. Lancaster, OH.
Girandole in parlor at Sherwood-Davidson House. Newark, OH.Fireplace with girandoles & portrait at Taft House NHS. Cincinnati, OH.Gilt girandole with relief of kneeling person learning the bible from preacher at Taft House NHS. Cincinnati, OH.Gilt girandole with relief of woman in fancy dress at Taft House NHS. Cincinnati, OH.
Girandole in parlor at Sherwood-Davidson House. Newark, OH.Fireplace with girandoles & portrait at Taft House NHS. Cincinnati, OH.Gilt girandole with relief of kneeling person learning the bible from preacher at Taft House NHS. Cincinnati, OH.Gilt girandole with relief of woman in fancy dress at Taft House NHS. Cincinnati, OH.
Gilt girandole with relief of man in frock coat & knee breeches at Taft House NHS. Cincinnati, OH.Gilt girandole with relief of smuggler Dirk Hatteraick from novel by Sir Walter Scott at Taft House NHS. Cincinnati, OH.Gilt girandole with relief of fictional trio in rustic dress at Taft House NHS. Cincinnati, OH.Gilt girandole with relief of man in frock coat & knee breeches at Taft House NHS. Cincinnati, OH.
Gilt girandole with relief of man in frock coat & knee breeches at Taft House NHS. Cincinnati, OH.Gilt girandole with relief of smuggler Dirk Hatteraick from novel by Sir Walter Scott at Taft House NHS. Cincinnati, OH.Gilt girandole with relief of fictional trio in rustic dress at Taft House NHS. Cincinnati, OH.Gilt girandole with relief of man in frock coat & knee breeches at Taft House NHS. Cincinnati, OH.
Gilt girandole with relief of white man in buckskins with two Native Americans from Philadelphia, PA at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Detail of gilt girandole relief of white man in buckskins with two Native Americans from Philadelphia, PA at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Bronze candlesticks with lions from England at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Looking glass by Nicholas Geffroy of Newport, RI & Girandole set by William F. Shaw of Boston over fireplace at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.
Gilt girandole with relief of white man in buckskins with two Native Americans (c1849) from Philadelphia, PA at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Detail of gilt girandole relief of white man in buckskins with two Native Americans (c1849) from Philadelphia, PA at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.Bronze candlesticks with lions (c1825) from England at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Looking glass (c1800) by Nicholas Geffroy of Newport, RI & Girandole set (1849) by William F. Shaw of Boston over fireplace at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.
Bigelow chapel girandole by William Shaw of Boston, MA at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Girandole with deer at Nichols-Rice-Cherry House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Girandole with bears & bee hive at Nichols-Rice-Cherry House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Girandole with bears & bee hive at Nichols-Rice-Cherry House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.
Bigelow chapel girandole (1848) by William Shaw of Boston, MA at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Girandole with deer at Nichols-Rice-Cherry House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Girandole with bears & bee hive at Nichols-Rice-Cherry House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Girandole with bears & bee hive at Nichols-Rice-Cherry House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.
Girandole base with bears raiding bee hive at French Legation Museum. Austin, TX.Girandole with boy & girl with baskets at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.Girandole in bedroom with floral wallpaper at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.Girandoles at Neill-Cochran House Museum. Austin, TX.
Girandole base with bears raiding bee hive at French Legation Museum. Austin, TX.Girandole with boy & girl with baskets at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.Girandole in bedroom with floral wallpaper at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.Girandoles at Neill-Cochran House Museum. Austin, TX.
Bronze basket of flowers base of girandole at Neill-Cochran House Museum. Austin, TX.Girandole with courting couple at Neill-Cochran House Museum. Austin, TX.Girandole with dog base at Woodrow Wilson Birthplace. Staunton, VA.Girandole in ladies parlor at Park-McCullough Historic Estate. North Bennington, VT.
Bronze basket of flowers base of girandole at Neill-Cochran House Museum. Austin, TX.Girandole with courting couple at Neill-Cochran House Museum. Austin, TX.Girandole with dog base at Woodrow Wilson Birthplace. Staunton, VA.Girandole in ladies parlor at Park-McCullough Historic Estate. North Bennington, VT.
Candlesticks on parlor mantle of Lincoln home. Springfield, IL.Candle holders with glass chimneys on dining room Arts & Crafts mantelpiece at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.

Candlesticks on parlor mantle of Lincoln home. Springfield, IL.Candle holders with glass chimneys on dining room Arts & Crafts mantelpiece at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.


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