01-12-2017 01-13-2017
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2975B Boston
January 12, 2017 04:00 PMCalender

Silvered Bronze Wine Cooler

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2975B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 13, 2017 10:00AM


Silvered Bronze Wine Cooler, France, late 18th century, cylindrical form with carved ropetwist handle, in the Napoleonic style, with carved raised relief overall of neoclassical motifs, the central band with bas-relief showing a Bacchanal, inscribed in an oval cartouche near base "CIRCA 1790/W.H.C. from F.G.T./1917," interior with removable holder for four bottles and centralized turned handle with ropetwist motif, ht. 11 1/2, dia. 11 1/4 in.

Note: According to family history, this cooler was given to William H. Campbell, a chemical broker and head of the Charles F. Garrigues Company of New York, by Frank G. Tallman (1860-1938), Vice President and Director of the DuPont Company in Wilmington, Delaware. Frank Gifford Tallman was a noted philanthropist and collector of Lincoln documents now housed at the University of Delaware. His association with E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. began in 1905 when he took a position as Director of Purchases. He also served as President of several DuPont interests. He retired in 1925.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

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DuPont Company, E.I. duPont, William H. Campbell, Frank Gifford Tallman, Frank G. Tallman, Lincoln, France, Wilmington