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Signed Goberg Hammered Iron Three Stick Candelabrum with Floral Design, Ca. 1910
We are offering one of Goberg’s most highly desired and sought after pieces, a three-stick candelabra with a hammered floral element in the center. The candelabrum stands 13 1/2 inches tall, is 6 3/4 inches wide, and stands on a round base that is 4 3/4 inches in diameter. This is a very heavy and solid item, made with beefy ½ inch square iron rods that have been bent and riveted together. Goberg made this style of candelabra in four versions, a one candle, a three candle, a five candle and a seven-candle version. The aesthetically pleasing look of the three candle piece makes it one of the more popular items for collectors to obtain. This piece is in excellent condition. The surface has developed the dark gray-black oxidation that is associated with old iron work. There is a small amount of candle wax on the piece along with minimal rust. This particular candelabrum has had a very good life and survived well. This is one of the best candelabra of this type that we have had in our inventory. The piece is signed “Goberg” on the underside of the base and stamped “Germany” on one of the arms. If you are looking for a classic Arts and Crafts piece for your dining room table, then this is something you do not want to miss out on. If condition is everything, then it just does not get any better than this!
Known primarily for his hammered iron pieces, Goberg (Hugo Berger) is best known for his wide-ranging variety of candlesticks and smoking accessories. Besides being considered a metal fabricator of the Arts & Crafts era, Goberg is also closely associated with the German Jugendstil or Secessionist movement of the same time period. Jugendstil was the German component of the Arts and Crafts movement that was so popular worldwide. Much of his work was sold at Liberty of London with an occasional piece finding its way to the U.S.
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