Candleholders | Albert Paley


Steel; forged and fabricated
31 x 7 3/8 x 6 1/2 in.;
31 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.
(78.7 x 18.7 x 16.5 cn;
80 x 19.1 x 16.5 cm)
Lent by the White House
gift of the artist
Photograph by John Bigelow Taylor

Family Dining Room, White House
This pair of forged candlesticks by Paley illustrates his ability to coax fluid, sensual, and supple forms from an industrial material known for its rigidity. Mastery and refinement of smithing techniques allow for the bold freedom of design and rightness of proportion that are typical of this metalsmith's refined works.

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Candleholders (Detail)

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