Early Lighting

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RUSH/CANDLE FLAT RING BASE CA:1800

The design of the rush/candle holder is always interesting. This light has a four leg crown base with twist work stem and arm. The crown base with a wide ring is a popular feature from Ireland.. Note the twist on the arm ending in an open rolled socket.Note also that the light was well used as indicated by the lack of resistance when you move the jaws.  Outstanding condition.(KEDE)
Dimensions:  10 1/4"H, 4 1/4" Base

SOLD

DOUBLE WICK FOOTED PAN LAMP-18th CENTURY

This footed pan lamp required little ingenuity beyond the use of heat conducting materials when grease was to be the fuel. This resulted in a tendency for the fuel to drip. This problem was solved to some extent by using some sort of drip catchers or saucers to catch the drip.
I don't thick I have ever seen a penny footed pan lamp. This particular double wick pan lamp is very well made, can be hung or placed on a table. It features a rat tail hanger with a twist that can be hung or driven into a wall. Outstanding condition. (ARTK)
Dimensions: 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" pan, 13 3/4" height
List Price: $585

DOUBLE GREASE LAMP 1700-1820

A wonderful looking sheet iron double grease (crusie, slot) lamp. Both lamps are stylized with an embossed "tree or flower". Note that the hanging hook has a twist and a nicely designed hook.  This early form of lighting was common in America in the 18th century. The pans were filled with grease, fat scraps, fish oil and after 1760 whale oil. A wick or rag was placed in the slots and was fed by the fuel. You could double the light by using both pans or you could use both pans separately. Great condition. (DTD)
List Price:$250

WROUGHT IRON SPIKE CANDLEHOLDER - LATE 18th c.

This  type of spike candleholder was known to blacksmiths for many centuries. Sparing with material, and requiring little labor to produce, the forerunner of this type was the simple right- angled pricket of AD 200.  This spike was designed to be placed in the most favorable beam or wall position in the home.  9 1/2"L, 3 3/4"H
List Price: $550 (AOTK)

PAINTED SCONCE ca:1800

A rounded fenced base sconce with a crimped top and ribbed back.The back features a nice painted design in old red and yellow. The hanging hole is punched. The sconce came from the estate of Jack Longergan (Foster  & Lonergen Antiques, Simbury Antiques in Connecticut (LPKE)
Height 13 1/2", Width 4"

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PENDANT DOUBLE CANDLE - 18th CENTURY

A very early and unique double candle pendant. Note the workmanship on the pendant with the split iron into two conical candle holders and the twist on the arms. Note also the two extensions which permits the pendant to hang 9", 29 1/2" or 42 1/2". A great piece to hang from a rafter, ceiling or on a wall. (TBRKE)
List Price:$2600

PAINTED DOUBLE CANDLE TIN LIGHT

AN ATTRACTIVE DOUBLE CANDLE TIN LIGHT IN ORIGINAL GREEN PAINT. NOTE THE CRIMPED PAN HOLDING TWO CANDLE SOCKETS WHICH HAS VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL MOVEMENT. THE CONE BASE WAS NEVER WEIGHTED. (KBLT) 
DIMENSIONS: 24"H,  5" BASE DIA.
LIST PRICE: $765

*UNIQUE ca:1850 PAINTED CANDLE BOX WITH HANGERS & HA

An uncommon ca:1850 candle box with atypical caring handles, original hand forged latch and forged hangers on the back which permit the box to be hung on a chimney or wall. The box  has old red paint  over an older blue and is in excellent condition. (BAKE)
Dimensions: 13"L x 8"D x 12"H
List Price: $1850

SCOTTISH DOUBLE VALVE CRUSIE LAMP ca:1700-1820

This double valve crusie lamp is identified as Scottish by the "ram's horn" scrolls which decorate the back support of the uppermost valve. This crusie lamp is very early and was well used as you can tell from the construction and great ware. In his book Fire & Light, John Caspall provides a wonderful description of how double cruises were used and how to establish a better time frame when each crusie. was made. This crusie lamp is complete and the design of the hook and the "ram's horn" add to its desirability. (ALTA)
Dimensions: 11" H (includes hook), 4" L (bottom pan)
List Price: $495

18th CENTURY DOUBLE CANDLE FLOOR LAMP

UNIQUE 18TH CENTURY WROUGHT IRON DOUBLE CANDLE FLOOR LAMP WITH SPLINT/RUSH HOLDER. NOTE THE WEAR ON THE FEET WHICH REFLECTS EXTENSIVE USE AND THE NICELY DESIGNED RUSH/SPLINT HOLDER (TBEEDE)
HEIGHT: 32 1/2" 
LIST PRICE: $1500

LATE 18-19TH CENTURY HEARTH PRICKET LIGHT

A very nice piece of late 18th. to early 19th. century piece of wrought iron, blacksmith made lighting. A tall table light having a pricket to hold the candle that is surrounded by an iron cage and ample drip pan for safety. The iron cage is a little loose but not damaged. The light has a small hook on the side to hold a candle snuffer and/or scissor wick trimmer. The scissor wick trimmer is included in the price. Note how the long support rod is attached to the large bottom tray supported by three stylized feet. The Pricket light measures 26 inches tall and the diameter of the base plate is 8 1/2 inches. An unusual and rare piece of early lighting. (HDHR) 
List Price: $775.00 

 

MINIATURE TIN CANDLE SCONCE- 19th CENTURY

A crimped round top and tabbed candle holder.
Height: 53/4"
Nelson Haje Jr. Collection
List Price: $295. ( BRTE)

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