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  PIERCED 19th CENTURY TIN LANTERN- CATHEDRAL WINDOW DESIGN

A pierced tin lantern with a unique cathedral window design. The punched holes limited the light but shielded the light from winds and drafts. In addition these “barn” lanterns were in a hay- strewn barn.Note the 3 windows and the tabbed candle holder.(TLLK)
Dimensions: 14 1/2”H, 5 1/2”DIA.
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WI HANGING CANDLE HOLDER with RUSH HOLDER- 18th CENTURY

An interesting well made 18th century wrought iron hanging candle holder with a rush light holder.  Note the twisted shaft and the rat tail hanger. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: Length 29", Width 3"
List Price:$600

WALNUT CANDLE BOX 19th CENTURY

A beautiful 19th century hand dovetailed walnut candle  box with a raised panel sliding lid. The box has two compartments inside, each measuring 9" x 7 1/2". The candle box is in excellent condition with no loss on the sliding lid or track, no cracks , chips or repairs.(LKST)
Dimensions: 19 1/8"L x 81/2"W x 4 3/4"H
List Price: $425

VERY RARE ARTICULATING HAND FORGED WALL MOUNTED LIGHTING DEVICE

Elbow jointed extension holders were mounted to work benches, chairs,  walls, posts, mantles and gave the owner maximum flexibility in using the light from a single candle. As a result, the design of such lights was varied. While some used clamps to attach the light, this design used a mantle, pole, wall etc. This design permit height, rotation and extension adjustments. A great example of human creativity. Found in the attic an 18th century home in Ipswich, Mass. (BEEDET)
Dimensions: 36 1/2" Height of Rod, Candle Extends to 16"
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BETTY LAMP SIGNED BOKAR CA:1790

From the Nelson Haje collection. This signed Bokar Betty Lamp ca:1790 has the important wick support, a nicely designed hook and a well made pic. The lamp is all original with hinged lid. The lamp is in excellent condition.(ATSH)
Dimensions: 37/8"L x 23/4"W
List Price: $575

RARE FOUR LEG RUSH/CANDLE HOLDER ca:1720

One doesn’t see a table rush/candle holder very often. Nor does one see one with this much work. Note the incised lines at the top of the legs, the little design at the top of the curved feet, the tapered stem with the neat design at the top and bottom below the delicate pinchers  and the similar design on the arm holding the close seam cone. A really nice piece in excellent condition.(AKTE) 
10 1/4”H
List Price: $750 

SIGNED WEDDING BAND HOGSCRAPER CANDLESTICK

SIGNED WEDDING BAND HOGSCRAPER PUSHUP
CANDLESTICK.
  EARLY 19th CENTURY.. BRASS TRIPLE RING BAND. NOTE NUT ON BOTTOM. (LATE)
DIMENSION: 8 1/2"H
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SAWTOOTH RATCHET CANDLE HOLDER 18TH CENTURY

A very early and well used sawtooth ratchet which permitted  vertical adjustment of the candle. Note the extended ware on the candle holder and the unevenness of the sawtooth. a wonderful example. (AKTE)
Dimensions: 26 1/4"L, extended 40"L
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PA CROWN CANDELABRA ca:1830

An interesting ca:1830 piece that could be used on a mantle,  end table, a dining  table as is or on a stool in the center of a table, etc. This raw tin never painted candelabra is well made with each cup having a bottom and the ring is folded over on the top and bottom which provides great stability. (HOTK)
Dimensions: 8 1/2" Diameter (includes cups), 1 1/8"High
List Price:$995

Pocket Tinderbox 1750-1800

This a 1750-1800 steel pocket tinderbox with a hinged dome lid and a push button clasp for opening and holding shut. It comes with a nicely designed forged striker and the required flint. The tinderbox is a great example of a skilled craftsman. (BTSE)
Dimensions: 23/4" x 2'
List Price: $295

RARE, SMALL TIN LAMP FILLER ca:1810

Lamp fillers were a great helping filling oil lamps. This example has a lighthouse shape with a hinged covered, a reinforced pouring spout and a nicely designed handle. This lamp filler came from the Robert E. Putney collection and is in excellent condition. (LBDL)
Height: 5 1/2"
List Price: $285

LARGE PIERCED LANTERN-UNUSUAL ANGEL DESIGN 1780-1840

A pierced tinned iron lantern. The punched holes limited the light, but shielded the light from winds and drafts. In addition they were safer in a hay-strewn barn. Note the three angel punched design and punched design on the cone and base. (CKTE)
Dimensions: 15"H, 6"Diameter
List Price: $675

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