Three (3) decorative items, including one (1) bronze and rouge marble inkstand, pair of Neo-Grec style girandole candelabra. 1st item: Bronze and rouge marble inkstand featuring bronze figure of a walking male lion and two inkwells with hinged lids and glass inserts, all on a block front base. 7" H x 16 1/2" W x 9 3/4" D. Continental, circa 1900. 2nd and 3rd items: Pair of Neo-Grec style girandole candelabra, each with 4 arms adorned with crystal prisms, issuing from a single gilt metal standard on incised stone bases with front claw feet. 16" H. Late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: the estate of Victor T. Patterson, Franklin, TN. Note: born in Georgia and educated at the Parsons School of Design, Victor Patterson served as a cultural representative to Russia with Dwight D. Eisenhower's "People to People" program (prior to its privatization) before moving to the Nashville, Tennessee area to pursue a career in interior design. He was associated with Bradford's for many years before starting his own business. He decorated the Tennessee Governor's Mansion and the home of several country music stars in the 1970s, and filled his home on Franklin's historic Fourth Avenue with art and antiques from his frequent travels. CONDITION: Inkstand: One glass insert cracked but intact. Small chips to edge of marble. Minor oxidation to bronze. Candelabra: A few prisms are replacements; one is partially missing. Claw feet are slightly wobbly. Uneven oxidation to metal.
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