Early Lighting

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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

WI 18th C. TABLE/ FLOOR CANDLE LIGHT WITH RUSH OR SPLINT HOLDER

This 18th century lamp was made by an extraordinary blacksmith. We have never seen a wrought iron floor lamp with so many twists, swirls on the stem,  feet  and rush holder. A wonderful piece in outstanding condition. Height:28" (RKTE)
List Price: $1150

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: $1300

EARLY TIN CANDLE STICK 18th CENTURY

A TIN CHAMBER STICK THAT IS COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL TAB ON THE PUSH-UP. WHILE IT WAS CERTAINLY USED, IT IS IN GOOD CONDITION WITH  NO DENT, BREAKS OR REPAIRS. 
DIMENSIONS: 3 3/4"H, 6 1/8" SAUCER DIAMETER
LIST PRICE: $40

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

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  

SPIRAL (HELIX) CANDLESTICK 1740-1820

A wrought iron 1740-1820 candlestick with its original wooden base. This spiral-type holder employs a simple handle ( or chair back  hook) at the top and a lower knob that slides along the spiral opening to raise or lower the candle. While there are a couple of very  old cracks in the base, they do reflect age and use and basically add to the great patina.  (BAPK) Height: 73/8"
List Price: $325

COMPLETE TINDER BOX & CANDLE HOLDER  1770-1820

ONE OF THE MORE INTERESTING EARLY LIGHTING IMPLEMENTS EVER DESIGNED. THE TINDER BOX IS IN THE SHAPE OF A TIN DRUM AND CONTAINS A PERIOD STRIKER, FLINT, TINDER AND A DAMPING DISC TO EXTINGUISH THE TINDER AND KEEP IT DRY. THE FLINT AND STRIKER ARE NORMALLY KEPT ON TOP OF THE DISC. A CARRYING RING IS APPLIED FOR MOVEMENT. (LTLK)
DIMENSIONS:  4 1/4" DIAMETER,  3"HIGH
LIST PRICE:$425







 

SMALL TIN CHAMBER STICK 18th CENTURY

A real nice small tin chamber stick in excellent condition. Has an appropriate carrying ring and a ringed candle holder.Love the dark patina (DAB)
Dimensions : 5" DIA., 2"H
List Price: $55

FAT LAMP ON STAND - 19th CENTURY

From the Robert Putney Jr. collection. The central wick support and reservoir of this tin fat lamp resembles the kettle lamp. this lamp features  a removal vertical burner  which sets in a pan. Note the large drip pan and handle for movement.  A wonderful addition to any collection. Height 8" (AART)
List Price: $475

EARLY TO MID 19th CENTURY TIN FLUID LAMP

This is a well made, nicely designed tin  hand lamp with a single tube brass burner. Note the nice form and the great condition of this lamp.(LETK)
Height: 8 3/4"
List Price: $310

ADJUSTABLE IRON CANDLE HOLDER ca:1800

A  SUBSTANTIAL  ADJUSTABLE CANDLE HOLDER WITH 3 POSITIONS. THE CANDLE HOLDER COULD SIT ON A TABLE OR BE DRIVEN INTO A WALL. NOTE THAT THE DRIP PAN WAS SQUARED OFF IN THE FRONT AND BACK. I THINK THAT THIS CANDLE STAND MUST HAVE BEEN DESIGNED FOR USE IN A WORK PLACE.  IT IS SO WELL MADE THAT EVEN THE ADJUSTMENT KNOB AND CANDLE HOLDER ARE SIGNIFICANT. HEIGHT 6", BASE 5" X 5 1/4". (KEDE)  
LIST PRICE: $595

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