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UNUSUAL RUSH/CANDLE WOODEN FLOOR LAMP WITH HEART DESIGNS

A very unique wooden rush/ candle floor lamp with a four-legged platform base. An iron cap supports rushlight pincers and a candle socket. The superbly turned shaft or column is decorated with numerous hearts and flowers while the top of the mortised legs are also decorated with flowers. The candle stand is in excellent condition.(BTCEDE)  
Dimensions: Height 46 1/2", Base: 8 1/4" x 9"
List Price: $1950

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.(CEET)
Dimensions: Length 29", Width 3"
List Price:$500

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: $450

DOUBLE WOODEN TRAMMEL ca:1800 WITH ca:1800 SPOUT LAMP

A wonderful and rare ca: 1800 double wooden trammel with a ca:1800 spout lamp. Note the unique design of the trammel with the arrow head or steeple top and the carved flower with curved petals and raised center. Note also the interesting repair at the bottom. (BDAETE)
Dimensions: Trammel-32"-45"L, 3"W' 3/8"D, Lamp 12" H (with hanger)
List Price: $1700

18TH. CENTURY TIN, SIX ARM CHANDELIER

A wonderful punched tin chandelier, circa 18th. century. The chandelier has six arms with candle cups that are fastened with hand forged pins. The arms are fastened to the central punched tin cone with hand forged rivets. There is a modern rivet that was added for strength at some point in its history. The chandelier is a great smaller size being 21 1/2 inches wide with a 21 1/2 inch hanging height. The one added rivet is the only thing done to this lighting piece. There are no other damage or repairs. Circa 18th. century, American. Untouched tin natural surface.(BTLHDE) 
List Price: $1850  

 

AMERICAN SCONCES 13 5/8"H-EARLY 19th CENTURY

This pair of American Sconces are from the early 19th century. They were part of the Nelson Haje Jr. collection.Note the crimped crests, tooled (folded edges) reflectors, punched holes for hanging, and the “demilune”  tooled dish pans with a single candle socket. A wonderful pair of sconces in great condition with light oxidation and wear. (ASE)
Dimensions: 13 5/8”H x 4 1/2”W x 2 7/8”D 
List Price: $600


THREE CANDLE SCONCE

A very nice relatively sconce with a triple candle platform. The reflector panel has been both decorated and strengthen by beading while the circular top has the conventional crimping. The hanging hole is punched, candle holders are tabbed in the rounded fenced base and the sconce can stand or be hung. The patina is wonderful. (DKLK)
Dimensions: 19"H x 8 1/2"W x 5 1/2"D
List Price: $750

HANGING PAN LAMP-18th CENTURY

The simple 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.
This 18th century pan lamp with four wick channels, to increase the light, is extremely well made with a twist on both hangers. In addition, the pan is divided to permit the use of only one wick. We have never seen  a pan lamp divided in this manner.(AHKT)
Dimensions: 4" x 4 1/2" pan, 20" height
List Price: $550

"HOG-SCRAPER" CANDLE STICKS 19th CENTURY

Three different "hog-scraper" candle holders which derives name from the similarity to a device (and its occasional use as such) for scraping bristles from hogs at butchering time. The small hook at the top can be used to hang over the back of a chair or the edge of a shelf. All candle sticks are complete.
Left Candle Stick: Signed Shaw's with the letters RTRMM? under the name. Sheet Iron  
  (BBE)
  Height 7  1/8" , List Price: $130
Middle Candle Stick: Signed E. _ITE?, Dated 1868, Tin (KTE)
Height: 4 1/4",  List Price: $95
Right Candle Stick: Three notches for adjusting height of candle (unusual). Sheet Iron  
 (KTE)
  Height 7", List Price: $80

FOUR TUBE CANDLE MOLD 1750-1850

Candle molds were an important necessity of early American life. There were made in a number of different forms but all were functional. This four tube 1750-1850 candle mold was well used and has a  minor split at the top. However, it is well made (note handle etc.) and certainly functional.  (BBK)
Height: 10 1/2"
List Price:$120

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

SOLD

SCONCE /LAMP HOLDER 1720-1760

THIS LARGE EUROPEAN- MADE TINNED IRON SCONCE ADDS A TOP BAR TO HOLD GREASE LAMPS. THE FENCED BASE  ALSO PROVIDES STORAGE SPACE   FOR ACCESSORIES. NOTE THE RIBBED BACK FOR GREATER REFLECTION AND THE PUNCHED HOLES ON THE HANGERS. (LKE)
THE BOOK-ANTIQUE COUNTRY FURNISHINGS- BY GEORGE C. NEUMANN  p.74 HAS A PHOTO OF A SIMILAR SCONCE/LAMP HOLDER.   
DIMENSIONS: 15 1/4"H x  13 3/8'W x  4 3/4"D
LIST PRICE: $495
THE OTHER PIECES ON OR IN THE SCONCE ARE ALSO AVAILABLE. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS OF ALL THE ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
BRASS/STEEL SPOON $110TKDK
POCKET TINDER   $295 BTSE
BETTY LAMP (COMPLETE) $375  LKE
GREASE LAMP $375 LTCE
WEDDING BAND CANDLE STICK  $270 DTTD

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