Set of Five American Belmar Mansion White Glazed Terracotta Architectural BalustersSet of Five American Belmar Mansion White Glazed Terracotta Architectural BalustersSet of Five American Belmar Mansion White Glazed Terracotta Architectural Balusters

A set of five sections from a balustrade from the Belmar estate.

PROVENANCE
Bonfils-Stanton Belmar Mansion (Lakewood, Colorado, 1937-70). Belmar was built on 10 acres of land on Kountze Lake in Jefferson County on property Mae Bonfils inherited from her parents, Belle and Frederick, owners of The Denver Post. She later purchased adjoining properties, and the estate expanded to 750 acres. The mansion is built of the finest Carrara marble, and was an exact replica of Marie Antoinette's Petite Trianon Palace in France, with the addition of a pink private chapel. Despite its extravagance, it was seldom publicized, as Mae strictly guarded her privacy. Belmar was decorated with treasures from around the world, collected on extensive travels. The mansion and grounds were replete with paintings and reproductions of statues by the greatest artist of Europe.

After her divorce from her husband, Clyde Berryman in 1947, Mae married long-time friend, Charles Stanton in 1956. At her death in 1962, Stanton inherited about half of her $13,000,000 estate. The mansion was left to the Franciscan Fathers, but was stripped and demolished in 1970 and the land sold to developers. Many of the original furnishings and architectural elements now grace Denver area homes.

DATE
c. 1937

DIMENSIONS
Width 8 Depth 12.5 Height 24 in.

ITEM ID
J-16-0312
ITEM TYPE
Antique
COLOR
White

Eron Johnson Antiques

Set of Five American Belmar Mansion White Glazed Terracotta Architectural Balusters

$795

Add to Cart
Email Shop Owner

Another shopper is interested in this item


    Centuries of Design, Antiques from around the World
    New Inventory Added Daily

    Shipping:Freight (cost to be determined)
    Insurance:Included
    Est. Sales Tax:TBD
    Shipping to: USA
    change


    Eron Johnson Antiques


    Eron Johnson
    Denver , CO This Shop is rated Platinum - 1,000 or more sales Platinumsince 2014