Pair of Pedestals in the Manner of Robert Adam
Circa 1900 ,This magnificent pair of pedestals were usually used as ornamental supports for candelabra in order to illuminate a room with no trouble. A vase can also be placed on top of the pedestals to add greater detail to any room. As seen in the Summer Thornton Design page, these pedestals have been featured in the 2013 Lake Forest Show House where their goal was "Combining the beauty of the formal gardens with a quirky glamour of the 1960`s to create a space that pays homage to David Alder Architecture in the style of Francis Alder Elkins".
Reputed to be in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. One bottom drawer containing a lead-lined cellarette. Removable tops with painted designs on the surface, bellflowers along the sides, and acanthus leaves on the top corners. The condition of the pedestals is very good despite their age. Some minor scratches and chips can be noticeable, especially on the bottom part. Some wear to paint and gold leaf normal for its age. No touch ups have been made. The pedestal with the turquoise key tassel has some minor black stains inside the cabinet and has a missing piece of wood on the surface of the bottom part which can only be noticeable once the top part is removed. (See pictures for reference)
Weight per individual pedestal:
20 lb top part
85 lb bottom part
TOTAL weight 115 lb