19th-Century Green Osler Chandelier
This late 19th-century Osler chandelier is the stunning focal point to Warner LeRoy's shimmering Emerald City vision of the Crystal Room. The unusually-colored green chandelier was made in Austria for India's Maharaja of Udaipur before making its way to Tavern via the famed Nesle chandelier showroom on 57th Street. Warner purchased it as an impulse buy a few days before he received the news that Tavern on the Green was open for bids. As he strode around what was then a paved outdoor courtyard, Warner envisioned the creation of the Crystal Room and announced that the emerald chandelier would hang directly in the center. The 24-light chandelier measures 60 inches high and 46 inches wide, and is crafted from molded and cut glass. The double-baluster stem supports a leaf pan issuing rope-twist s-scroll arms in two tiers terminating in faceted bobêche and supporting storm shades, hung throughout with beaded garlands and rope tendrils terminating in a faceted ball. It contains the Osler impressed signature on the brass collar in the central bowl. Appraised by Sotheby's in 2007 for $450,000. Offered here without reserve. H60" x 46"