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      LOT 1234
Large Framed Oil Painting Portrait of Andrew Carnegie by Carrie E
Decker Dated 1905 - This large portrait of Andrew Carnegie was painted
at the beginning of the American icon’s philanthropy. At this point in his
life, Carnegie’s public view would turn from a shrewd businessman to an
generous giver. At the time of this painting Carnegie had just began his project which concluded with the building of over 3,000 libraries nation wide to the sum of over $56,000,000. The bottom left corner of the painting has the artist’s signature and the date “1905”. The painting is housed in a large gold painted wooden frame with floral carvings and a lamp at the top. The frame and painting measure 52 1/2 inches by 23 1/2 inches.
CONDITION: Very fine overall, with one spot of repair detected on the lower right, limited handling marks on the frame and an attractive slightly age darkened image. Lamp untested.
Estimate: 2,000 - 4,000
LOT 1235
Bronze Handel Marked
Lamp with Slag Glass
Mosaic Lamp Shade -
Antique slag glass lamp
marked “HANDEL” on the
side of the bronze base. The
shape of the lamp base is very similar to
that of the vases which would be made by the company at the turn of the century. Each of the three bulb sockets have their own pull chain. The lamp shade is a mosaic of slag glass in a floral design with vibrantly colored glass. The Handel Company (1885-1941) was famous for their lamps, but also produced a whole host of decorative and metal products.
CONDITION: Exceptionally fine overall with an
untouched attractively aged “patinated” finish on the bronze surface of the base. The glass shows some spots where individual piece have started to slightly separate from the metal mosaic structure. Estimate: 3,000 - 4,500

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