Modernist 20th Century /06 June 2004


William Gray Purcell and George Grant Elmslie

ceiling fixture for the Mrs. Richard Polson House
USA, 1917
bronze, glass
16 w × 16 d × 25 h in (41 × 41 × 63 cm)

This ceiling fixture comes from the house of Mrs. Richard Polson of Spooner, Wisconsin. Mrs. Polson was a wealthy Chicago woman who commissioned Purcell and Elmslie to build this modest house as a wedding present for her son, D. B. Brockett and his wife Nan. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places and this bronze fixture is listed in the register as designed by Purcell and Elmslie.

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $10,620

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