A Fine pair of classical carved and giltwood girandole mirrors
American or English
first quarter 19th century height 5ft 6in (1.65m); width 43in (1.10m)
Provenance: Messmore Kendall to his descendants Sold Butterfield & Butterfield Sale of European and American Furniture and Decorative Arts, May 11, 1994, Lot 96.
Exhibited: De Young Museum, San Francisco, Ca. 1967.
Messmore Kendall, a descendant of early American settlers was related to four United States presidents. He built the Capitol Theater in New York, engaged in mining, and produced plays and motion pictures. In 1914 he purchased a property known as Livingston Manor House in Dobbs Ferry, New York It was here that George Washington planned the Yorktown Campaign which, ultimately brought a triumphant end to the war for American independence.