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    Benjamin Franklin: Sulphide Furniture Pull. The art of cameo encrustation ("sulphides") was very popular in the early 19th century. Most of the decorative pieces incorporating sulphides were produced in France and, to a lesser degree, England. It is very unusual to find American examples. This 1 5/8" crystal furniture pull with a bust of Benjamin Franklin is attributed to Bakewell & Page, first established in 1808 as the Pittsburgh Flint Glass Manufactory. It is in excellent condition with just a few light surface scratches.

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    December, 2012
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
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