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    Petroleum Club of Houston (20th Century)
    Chandelier, circa 1963
    Venini wheel-carved glass, hand-hammered aluminum
    30 x 43 inches (76.2 x 109.2 cm)

    LITERATURE:
    Donahue, The Finest in the Land: The Story of the Petroleum Club of Houston, p. 161.

    The Petroleum Club of Houston was founded in 1946 as a social club for the city's oil industry elite. In the early 1963, they relocated from the Rice Hotel to the top two floors of the ExxonMobil Building in order to accommodate growing membership. Architect George Pierce and interior designer William Parker McFadden designed the space, drawing from the history of American oil production for inspiration. The present example features a hand-hammered aluminum frame paired with hand-blown, wheel-carved Venini glass, evoking early oil-burning lamps.



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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2020
    25th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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