These candlesticks were purchased from Maclowe Galleries, New York.
These candlesticks were designed and made by Robert R. Jarvie. A superb craftsman and metalsmith, Jarvie worked with different materials and varied his style to suit changing consumer tastes. Apparently self-taught, Jarvie left his job with the city in 1904 to open a small shop in the Fine Arts Building on Michigan Avenue. Adhering to the Arts and Crafts principle that beauty should be available to everyone, Jarvie sold unique, handwrought Objects at affordable prices. His line included copper bowls, bookends, trays, desk sets, and candlesticks like the ones seen here. In 1909, Jarvie moved to East 47th Street and began to work in silver and gold. Three years later, Jarvie moved to a shop in the Union Stock Yards and made presentation pieces for livestock competitions. Though his business could not survive the financial pressures of World War I. It was a loss for Chicagoans, for Jarvie lived according to the belief that "the Jarvie Shop is one in which are designed, made and offered f