1 of 6 images

Gingko Candleholders by Albert Paley

About

Stamped "Albert Paley 1989" on base. Produced in a total series of 100 pairs for the Peter Joseph Gallery. These two numbered 87 & 89 on bottom. Rare early decorative arts edition. Only one set available. Albert and his wife Frances reside in a restored carriage house in Rochester, New York whose property is highlighted by mature Gingko trees. The Gingko leaf has always been a natural reference in Paley's work and with these candle holders the iconically shaped leaf literally becomes a masterpiece. Each leaf form is fabricated, shaped and welded in place with all traces of the welds masterfully ground away. A deep black patina, adds depth to the unfolding leaves. A later version of this design was included in his recent retrospective exhibition at the Corcoran Museum of Art, In Washington DC. A museum quality work.

Details

  • Period
  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 14 in. x W 5.5 in. x D 6.5 in.

    H 35.56 cm x W 13.97 cm x D 16.51 cm

  • Seller location
    Denton, MD
  • Seller reference number
    Duffin
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference number
    LU153623871612

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

Top Seller
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2015
Typical response time: 4 hrs
Located in Denton, MD
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Pair of Architectural Candlesticks 'Prototypes'...
Swid Powell, Steven Holl
American Candlesticks
Bronze
These early prototypes were used as samples for the patination of the bronze. This coloration is more closely related to traditional antique techniques, and is quite rustic. The fina...

Pluvia 'Rain' Vase by Michele de Lucchi

$2,350
Pluvia 'Rain' Vase by Michele de Lucchi
Michele De Lucchi, Produzione Privata
Italian Vases
Glass, Iron
Produzione Privata is the experimental laboratory of Michele de Lucchi. It was founded in 1990, as a continuation of the Memphis movement, to design and implement experimental works ...
You May Also Like

Albert Paley Scepter Candleholders, 2014

$6,500 / set
Albert Paley Scepter Candleholders, 2014
Albert Paley
American Candle Holders
ALBERT PALEY (born 1944) Scepter Candleholder, 2014 Formed and fabricated blackened steel, brass 24 ¼ x 5 ½ inches Signed, dated and numbered at base Edition of 100 Albert Paley, a...
Huge Brutalist Candleholder by Jokke
Jokke
French More Candle Holders
Iron
Fantastic one of a kind Brutalist candleholder signed. Iron and rock crystal.
"Pair of Standing Tree Candleholders" Sculpture...
Robert Lee Morris
American More Candle Holders
Brass
Robert Lee Morris "Pair of standing tree candleholders," 1990s. Green patina oxidiezed brass. Signed.
Original 12 Candleholders Set, Kaleido, Arturo ...
Arturo Erbsman
French More Lighting
Set of 12 Kaleido. Kaleidoscopic one-way glass photophores that reflect the candle placed within them to infinity. It is a handmade work by Arturo Erbsman. Signed. In this set...
Apodosis Candleholder 'Burnt Wood, Marble and B...
Hormé
French Candlesticks
Brass, Marble, Oak
Candleholder designed by French design studio Hormé Piece numbered and signed Brushed and burnt oak disc, matt varnish. Block of black and polish Marquina marble. Slightly brus...
Pair of Gilt Bronze Candleholders by Pierre Cas...
Pierre Casenove, Fondica
French Candlesticks
Bronze
Pair of whimsical bronze candlesticks by Pierre Casenove featuring birds and figural bodies. These are very heavy and quality made.
Large Seven-Arm Candleholder by Erik Hoglund, S...
Kosta Boda, Erik Höglund, Axel Strömberg Ironworks
Swedish Candelabras
Blown Glass, Wrought Iron
Large candleholder by Erik Hoglund, Sweden. Wrought iron and glass. Clear and amber mouth blown glass by Boda Nova Glassworks and the iron work was done at Axel Stromberg Ironworks.
Large Collection of Candleholders by Pierre For...
Pierre Forssell
Swedish Candlesticks
Brass
Collection of 40 brass candleholders by Pierre Forssell for the Swedish firm Skultuna. Graphic group of small functional sculptures. Impressed mark to underside of each example. Dime...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries