Charles Parker Company designs in collections, at auction and in exhibitions (2016)

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The Charles Parker Company (active 1832-1957) designs - collections, at auction and in exhibitions [1]

A. Charles Parker Company designs in collections

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Charles Parker Company. (1835-1855). Teapot. Spun and seamed Britannia metal, wood, black paint . (H) 7 7/8 x (W) 9 7/16 x (D) 5 3/4 in. Accession no. 1966.159.0. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. Offline; viewed 16 July 2016. [AAA00033-150]

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C. Parker. Spectacles case, (c. 1825). Iron, felt; 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 5 9/16 in. Accession no: 1985.84.196.2. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 22 March 2016. [B00031]

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C. Parker & Co. (c 1860). Spectacles case. Silver electroplated on white metal. 5 1/8 x 4 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. Accession no. P1963-121-8b. Philadelphia Museum of Art. [A00104]

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Charles Parker Company. (c. 1880). Table. Brass, other metals, wood, fabric. 29 x 19 x 17 1/2 in. Accession no. 85.12.1. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 24 May 2016. [D00142]

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Parker, Casper & Company. (c. 1880). Caster stand. Accession no. 1993.78.1. Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT. Viewed 20 July 2016. [A01086]

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Charles Parker Company. (c. 1882). Hanging shelf. Brass, partially patinated and silver plated, with velvet. 26 x 20 x 7 3/4 in. Accession no: 1995.8.1. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. Viewed 22 March 2016. [B00030]

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Charles Parker Company. (c. 1885). Side chair. Brass, other metals, wood, modern textile. 33 x 17 3/4 x 14 3/4 in. Accession no. 2012.17. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 24 May 2016. [D00143]

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Charles Parker Company. (c. 1885). Teaspoon and dinner fork. Silver-plate. Variable dimensions. Accession nos. 1989.107.2. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Viewed 24 May 2016. [D00144-45]

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The Charles Parker Company. Table. (c. 1885). Brass, silver and other metallic plates, iron, other metals, wood, original fabric. 29 x 19 x 17 in. Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute museum, Utica, New York. Viewed 15 March 2016. [A00100]

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The Charles Parker Company. Table. (c. 1885). Brass with silver and other metallic plating, iron, wood, and replaced silk velvet. 29 x 19 x 17 1/2 in. Saint Louis Art Museum. Object no. 2:2006. Viewed 19 July 2016. [A01061]

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The Charles Parker Company. Hanging shelf. (1876-80). Brass, silver and other metallic plates, iron, other metals, wood, modern fabric. 33 1/4 x 26 1/4 x 7 5/8 in. Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute museum, Utica, New York. [A00101]

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The Charles Parker Company and Meriden Britannia Company. (c. 1885). Table. Brass, marble, silver and other metallic plates, other metals. 33 1/4 x 11 3/4 in sq. Dallas Museum of Art. [A00103]



B. Charles Parker Company designs at leading auction houses

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Attributed to Charles Parker Company. (c. 1880). Aesthetic brass and silvered metal stand. (H) 29 1/2 x (W) 19 x (L) 13 1/4 in. Bonhams New York - American and European Furniture, Decorative Arts and Paintings (23 JUN 2011). Viewed 27 April 2016. [A00443]



C. Charles Parker Company designs in exhibitions

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(2 OCT 2005 - 19 MAR 2006; 12 JUL - 14 OCT 2007).
A Brass Menagerie: Metalwork of the Aesthetic Movement. Curated by Anna Tobin D’Ambrosio. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art, Utica, New York; Bard Graduate Center Gallery, New York, NY. (See "One of the small, must-see exhibitions this summer", New York Times’ review, August 2007. Viewed 10 March 2016. [A00008/9]

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(6 NOV 1994 - 29 JAN 1995).
Silver in America, 1840-1940: A century of splendor. Curated by Charles L. Venable. (With book / exhibition catalogue.) Viewed 21 August 2016. [AAA00075]

meriden curtain fixture co

(1 May - 30 October 1893)
World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago. See: World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893, Official catalogue, Part VIII. [Listed: Meriden Curtain Fixture Co., [President: Charles Parker] (p. 23).] W. B. Conkey Company: Chicago. Courtesy North Central College, Naperville, IL. Viewed 4 August 2016. [A00850-56]

meriden curtain fixture co

(10 May - 10 November 1876)
Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia. See: (1877). Souvenir of the Centennial exhibition [1876]: Connecticut’s representation at Philadelphia [Core section: pp 99-111; also see exhibits list: pp. 124-27; Exhibitors include Meriden Curtain-Fixture Company, (President: Charles Parker)]. 380 pp. Geo. D. Curtis: Hartford, CT. Courtesy University of Connecticut Libraries. Viewed 25 June 2016. [A00965-75]

(1876). List of awards made by the United States Centennial Commission to the American Exhibitors, International Exhibition, 1876, at Philadelphia. [Listed: Meriden Curtain Fixture Co. (President: Charles Parker) (p. 28). The actual award received is not indicated in this text.]. 134 pp. S. T. Souder & Company: Philadelphia. Courtesy The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Viewed 16 June 2016. [A00841-42]



Footnote:
[1] Regarding "active 1832-1957", see D’Ambrosio, Anna Tobin. (2005). Brass menagerie: Metalwork of the aesthetic movement. Utica, NY: Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. (ISBN: 0915895293), page 42. [A00692]



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