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Artist Knox, Frank
Title Candlesticks
Date 1987/04/
Material Lignum vitae, blackwood, ivory
Height (in) 11.25
Diameter (in) 5
Credit line The Center for Art in Wood Museum Collection, Center Purchase
Accession Number 1995.01.01.118P
Object ID Number 1995.01.01.118a.b
Object Number OBJ 128
Category 10: Unclassifiable Artifacts
Sub-category Need to Classify
Signed Name Frank M. Knox
Sig Loc Engraved on bottom of each
Inscription Text Engraved: Candlesticks stems- lignum vitae. cups- unidentified bases- lignum on banuyo. Brazil- collars ivory and blackwood. Ornamental turning by Frank M. Knox No. 334 Apr. '87
Notes Frank Knox revived the centuries-old art form of ornamental turning, adding a contemporary design sensibility. He began pursuing woodworking after retiring. His work was primarily ornamental because he learned to turn on the Holtzapffel lathe. These candlesticks combine exotic woods and the contemporary material Corian, a man-made substitute for ivory.
Home Location Mezz., Collection Area - O1