Designer: Robert A.M. Stern
Manufacturer: Swid Powell
Materials: Silverplate over brass
Country of Origin: Italy
Dimensions: 12”H x 2”W x 2”D
Condition: Very good. Light polishing scratching.
The Modern Traditionalist architect, Robert A.M. Stern, is well known for his muscular take on classic American architectural idioms. Think steroidal new “pre-war” towers for billionaires in Manhattan or 10,000 square foot shingled “cottages” in the Hamptons. At a foot tall, these elegant but sturdy columns Stern designed for Swid Powell in 1984 are the perfect tabletop expression of his expansive architecture that one can enjoy with considerably less space or money.
Examples can be found in the collections of the Dallas Art Museum, Yale University Art Gallery, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Yale University Art Gallery also has the original design drawing for this candlestick in its collection.