Modern Design /20 March 2005


Eliel Saarinen and J. Robert F. Swanson

USA, 1935/1947
18 w × 6 d × 25 h in (46 × 15 × 63 cm)

This candelabrum was designed by Swanson in 1935 for the interior of Gordon Menselssohn's home in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Over a decade later, Swanson, his wife, Pipsan Saarinen Swanson, and Eliel Saarinen created the Swanson Saarinen Group and included this design in their line of furnishings for the modern home. Literature: Cranbrook Art Museum: 100 Treasures, Wittkopp, pg. 108

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $10,000

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