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A Historically Important John La Farge (American, 1835-1910) Aesthetic Lantern

A Historically Important John La Farge (American, 1835-1910) Aesthetic LanternA Historically Important John La Farge (American, 1835-1910) Aesthetic LanternA Historically Important John La Farge (American, 1835-1910) Aesthetic LanternA Historically Important John La Farge (American, 1835-1910) Aesthetic LanternA Historically Important John La Farge (American, 1835-1910) Aesthetic LanternA Historically Important John La Farge (American, 1835-1910) Aesthetic LanternA Historically Important John La Farge (American, 1835-1910) Aesthetic Lantern

Hammer Price w/ BP

$45,000

Lot #: 89
A Historically Important John La Farge (American, 1835-1910) Aesthetic Lantern

Opalescent and confetti glass and patinaed bronze. Inscribed 'J. LaFarge 1880' on multiple panels.

Literature: Edward Strahan, Mr. Vanderbilt's House and Collection, vol. III, Boston, 1883, n.p. (for a rendering showing related lanterns in the Japanese Room of the William H. Vanderbilt mansion, New York) Henry A. La Farge, "John La Farge's Work in the Vanderbilt Houses," The American Art Journal, Autumn 1984, pp. 40-41 (for Strahan's rendering showing related lanterns in the Japanese Room of the William H. Vanderbilt mansion, New York and for a nearly identical lantern by La Farge with variant glass panels).

Lantern 13 x 13 in. Max Ht. 39 in.
Provenance
Purchased and vetted by Paul Christ on behalf of Howard Booher Sr. at Bonhams & Butterfields in the early 1990s.
Condition
The absence of a condition report does not imply there are no condition issues with the lot. For a detailed condition report, please email [email protected]
Auction Date
Sep 23, 2022

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