Early Lighting

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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"
SOLD

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

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
SOLD

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: $650 

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
SOLD

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

  Tinder Box/Candle Holder 1770-1820 

One of our favorite early lighting devices. This is an example of a tin drum Tinderbox with period striker, flint, and damping disc to extinguish the tinder and keep it dry. The flint and striker are normally keep on top of the disc. Note how the candle holder was applied to the lid.(ADAR) 
Dimensions: 3 1/4" Diameter, 3 3/4" High 
List Price: $495

RUSHLIGHT and CANDLEHOLDER ca:1720

Love the original base of this ca:1720 rushlight and candleholder. Note the  twist on the stem as well as the twist on the candle arm. Great ware from use. (AEDE)
Dimensions: 11"H, Base 31/2" Diameter
List Price: $480

BETTY LAMP SIGNED J L.C AND DATED 1817 WITH GOOSE FINIAL

This is a well used Betty Lamp,dated 1817 and signed J L.C. It has a wonderful and rare goose finial on the swivel lid and an extremely interesting winged hanger. The flat form is unusual and again reflects the creativity of the maker. When you ick it up or touch it, the smooth surface personifies age, care and extensive use.(LTAK)
List Price: $395

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

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