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Standing Rushlight/Candle Stand 1700-1750

The nice feature of this 1700-1750 wrought iron candle stand is that it can be used on a table or floor. It is quiet elegant with its tripod elongated penny feet. Note that the closed seam cone candleholder is a continuation of the nicely twisted arm and one side of the pincers. The pincers were used to secure a burning rush or splint. A demonstration of a talented blacksmith(EOETE)
Dimensions: 331/4"H. 
List Price: $950

Miniature Brass Betty Lamp ca:1785-1820

Miniature Betty Lamps (1785-1820 are quite unusual to come across these days. This one is Brass, it measures 2 1/8 inches long, 1 7/8 inches wide and 2 inches tall. It is in excellent condition. (ATOK)
List Price: $625

BRASS GREASE LIGHT ON WROUGHT IRON TRAMMEL - 18TH CENTURY

A NICELY MADE BRASS GREASE LAMP WITH A TUBULAR WICK SUPPORT AND A IRON SHAPED ARM ATTACHED TO A DELICATE SAWTOOTH RATCHET. IT APPEARS THAT THESE TWO PIECES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN TOGETHER. OUTSTANDING CONDITION. THE RATCHET EXTENDS FROM 14” TO 21” AND THE GREASE LAMP IS 31/2”L X 21/4”W
EXCELLENT CONDITION (CKTE)
LIST PRICE: $850

STANDING KETTLE LAMP WITH TILTING RESERVOIR - ca:1830

A standing kettle attributed to Lancaster, Pennsylvania ca:1830.The central wick support eliminates the problem of drip. Note the copper reservoir, four shaped legs with arrow head feet and the tapered stem with a beehive base. Complete with pic and in wonderful condition. Provenance: David Good
7 1/2” HIGH (BETOK)

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ADJUSTABLE TIN CANDLE WITH SNUFFER ca:1840

A ca:1840 tin, adjustable CANDLE LAMP with a sand ballasted conical base and friction grip. A generous fluted drip pan is also provided as well as a snuffer.The lamp is in excellent condition (no dents) with a wonderful patina. 22’H, 5 1/4” base diameter
List Price; $1250

VERY UNIQUE SPRIAL CANDLESTICK - MID 18th C.

A well made adjustable spiral candlestick with a large iron base and a nicely designed carrying handle from the mid 18th century. This candlestick was designed foe safety and function. Was used in the home as well as in the shop. The coil forms the stem of the candlestick which allows a cup (holds the candle) to be raised or lowered to adjust the burning candle. It is an intriguing fact that invariably  this type of candlestick  has a coat of black paint.  Outstanding condition.(TBKE)
Dimensions: 7 1/4"H, 5 1/2" Base Diameter
List Price:$225

Hanging WI Candle and Rush Holder ca:1800

A ca:1800 hanging candle and rush holder with a twisted tapered shaft, twisted arm, rectangular jaws and a rolled candle socket. A wonderful form. 26 1/2”L
List Price: $550. (LOTK)

WROUGHT STEEL TABLE CANDLEHOLDER-19th CENTURY

Wrought steel table candle holder, early to mid 19th century was an adaptation of the spring grip principal from the rush and splint holders. It is sometimes confused with rush holders and also referred to as an Alpine Candle Holder. In some books (EARLY LIGHTING, THE RUSHLIGHT CLUB) it is dated ca:1750. This ornate example with it leaf drip pan was finished to a very high standard. Note the precision of the swirls, the turnings on the shaft, the precision of the edges and  the rat tail on the carrying grip. etc.
Dimensions: 18"H, 6 3/4" x 5" Base
List Price: $525  

SAUCER BASED PEWTER HAND-SIGNED OSTRANDER & NORRIS

SAUCER BASED PEWTER HAND LAMP
SIGNED OSTRANDER & NORRIS
NEW YORK CITY, 1848-1850
CONDITION: EXCELLENT
LIST PRICE: $795. (TKAH)
COLLECTION OF
R. Emerson Putney & Robert Emerson Putney Jr.
Past presidents of The Rushlight Club

Fine Pewter Whale Oil Lamp Signed Israel Trask(1807-1856)

FINE PEWTER WHALE OIL LAMP WITH ACORN SHAPED FONT
Signed Israel Trask (1807-1856).
Beverly, Massachusetts
List Price: $795 (KADH)
Collection of:
R. Emerson Putney & Robert Emerson Putney Jr.
Past presidents of The Rushlight Club.

PENDANT CANDLE HOLDER - 18th CENTURY

A SIMPLE FORM OF A CANDLE HOLDER. SOMETIMES CALLED A LOOM LIGHT WITH A DRIP PAN. NOTETHAT THE CANDLE HOLDER IS TABBED. (BSK)
20 1/2”H
LIST PRICE: $325

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LATE 18th C SLIDE CANDLE STICK WITH DRIP PAN & WOODEN BASE

An attractive and rare candlestick with 2 round rods and 2 flat rods which are topped by a pierced disc with a hook for carrying or hanging as well as a drip pan. The four rods pierce the drip pan and are attached to a turned and waisted wooden base. The birdcage is a safety feature which prevented the candle from toppling out of the holder and reduced the possibility of a fire. The candlestick is all original and in quite good condition for a piece that was used since the 18th century. 9 3/4”H (KTKE)

SOLD

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