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Pair Cornelius & Co astral lamps Philadelphia, dated 1843, vine-and-grape etched frosted shade resting on round font, supported by acanthus-crowned reeded shaft on ornate urn base; marked: Cornelius & Co. Philad. Patent April 1st 1843.
base H25" shade H7" (2pcs)

Provenance: Estate of the late Francis D. "Skeeter" McNairy, Savannah, Georgia.
Property of Judge Mitchell King, Flat Rock, North Carolina.

Other Notes: Judge Mitchell King (1783-1862) was a Scottish immigrant who became one of Charleston, South Carolina's leading and wealthiest citizens. In the 1820s he built a summer home in Flat Rock, North Carolina. It was at this estate, named "Argyle," that he spent his final days.

  • Stems/bases with even patination and one column slightly crooked. Well-matched near pair of replacement shades that are of different sizes.

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December 5, 2010 1:00 PM EST
West Columbia, SC, US

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