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I am new to this forum. I joined because I have matching slag glass prairie style sconces from the Canyon Hotel in Yellowstone Park. I grew up just outside the park and these have been sitting in a box since I was a kid in our basement. They were salvaged from the Canyon Hotel and the glass is in pristine condition.
I have only seen one other pair at a residence in Cody, Wyoming that have a metal top on them. I am pretty sure the metal top was not an original part of the sconce and was added by the owner of the house to cast light in a specific way to suit the aesthetic of the arts and crafts house they are installed in.
I am wanting to have the sconces appraised and am going to sell them. I am wondering what person or entity is appropriate to do this appraisal and how can I ensure they fall into the hands of someone who is going to maintain the historic value and appreciate them?
Thanks for your input!
Welcome, and thanks for your inquiry.
While I am not able to direct you to an appraiser, I can say one thing about your fixtures, without seeing them: They are very unlikely to be the work of
Frank Lloyd Wright, as he did no buildings at Yellowstone National Park, nor indeed at any of America's great parks. There are no Frank Lloyd Wright
buildings in Colorado.
http://wrightonthepark.org/wp-content/u ... o-Cook.pdf
Photographs would be necessary in order for any of us here, or any antiques appraiser, to judge the nature of your light fixtures. I am sure we would like
to see them. Any good-sized city should have someone practicing as an appraiser of vintage glass and metal objects.
If you would like to display photos of your fixtures here, I would be glad to help.
I will get some photos of them taken.
You found just the right reference. (It is unusual to find the author of the steinrag site giving so much space to work that is not Mr Wright's.)
I for one had never encountered this interesting building (the Canyon Lodge). Thanks !