Photographs of the Glackens Chandelier
Current owner says this waterford crystal chandelier was made for the
famous "ash can" artist William Glackens some time in the 1920s. During
this period, Glackens and his family lived at 10 W. 9th Street in Greenwich
Village, and also had a farmhouse in Conway, N.H. called Laborador
Farm. There is a small crystal bulb that hangs from the center bottom
of the chandelier which has been removed to prevent it from
accidentally being broken. This crystal bulb can be seen in the last
image on this page. One of the cups under the candle has a chip out of
it and I think there is one
missing crystal. The heir said that Nancy Glackens, the daughter-in-law
of William Glackens, explained that because the chandelier was made on
commission, the position of each piece of crystal was unique and had to be maintained if the chandelier were ever moved.
The Glackens Chandelier
Above, with yardstick indicating size.
Bottom view of chandelier
A closeup showing detail work.
This is a photo showing the chandelier as it once hung in one of the homes of Nancy and Ira Glackens. You
can see the bulb hanging at the bottom of the chandelier. It has been
removed to prevent it from being damaged, but is still intact,
according to the owner.
For more information, contact Peter Duveen at firstname.lastname@example.org.