SOLD: Early Folmer Graflex Crown Tripod No. 1 w/Vintage Brass Bowl, Room Accent
For this one-of-a-kind room accent, I have paired a vintage Crown No. 1 Camera Tripod made between 1928 and 1945 with a heavily engraved brass bowl from the same era. The tripod is a beautiful cherry wood with brass fittings. The bowl, boasting a warm patina, is attached to the tripod with the original screw mount that once secured a camera.
This is a room accent that works equally well nestled in the library of a Boston brownstone, at the window of a Michigan Avenue highrise apartment, or offset by the stark white wall in a photographer’s studio. Fill it with wrapped candies and set in a foyer. Use it in the corner of a powder room to hold guest towels and soaps. Or leave the bowl empty to showcase the striking profile.
The Crown No. 1 Camera Tripod holds a patent date of 1903 but because this piece is marked “Folmer Graflex Corp. Rochester, NY”, we know that it was manufactured between 1928 and 1945. This is the same model that was rebranded for the US military during WWII.
Both the wood and the brass are in very good vintage condition with minimal dings and wear marks. None of the brass has been cleaned so as not to remove the beautiful patina. But of course, the buyer could choose to do so.
The tripod has screw clamping legs that allow the owner to decide the exact height. From the floor to the rim of the bowl, the size can be adjusted from approximately 31″ to 54″. The bowl has a diameter of 11″. (Accessories not included.)