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

EARLY 19th CENTURY ADJUSTABLE WI CANDLE STAND WITH HINGED ARM

A unique size wrought iron candle stand  with both vertical and horizontal movement. Note the riveted hinged arm which permits a reasonable horizontal extension as well as  circular movement and the spring adjustment which  provides vertical movement. Note also the four penny feet and the outstanding finial. This is a blacksmith made early 19th century wrought iron candle lamp where the blacksmith exhibited much of his creative  talent. (HLTK)
Height: 28 1/4"
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

SOLD

RUSHLIGHT HOLDER c. 1680-1750

A wooden base 1680-1750 holder that uses plierslike  pincers to secure a burning rush or splint.Note the design of the of the 10 sided base, twist of the stem and the 14 sided counter weight From the Robert Apgar Estate.. (CKTE)
Dimensions:: 10 3/4"H, Base 3 1/4" x 3 1/2"
List Price: $675

HANGING GREASE (CRUISE) LAMP -REDWARE INSERT 1680-1780

The grease lamp was the earliest supplementary lighting form which began in the ancient world and was common in Europe and America. The pan was filed with grease , fat scraps,  fish oil, vegetable oil or whale oil. A simple wick or rag fed from the fuel. This is a nicely made grease lamp with a quality twist hanger. The redware insert was added at a later date.  
Dimensions:Pan 3 5/8” diameter,Height (including hanger)24"
List Price: $425   (LTLK)

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

SPRING ACTION RUSHLIGHT HOLDER: 1820-1850

The more accomplished  blacksmith adopted the spring action rushlight early in the 19th century   rather than using the counterweight. This is a very nice dainty spring action rushlight holder with a curved arrow foot, square stem and rectangular jaws. Note the very nice design of the  pointed thumb piece. An outstanding 9" tall piece for any collection. (CLTK)
List Price: $650

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

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