Early Lighting

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  TRIPOD WI TABLE RUSH/CANDLE HOLDER-ca:1720

What is so nice about this rushlight and candleholder is the high arch of the legs and the scroll of the feet. This was a well used close seam cone candleholder as you can see by the irregular worn edge of the candleholder. The craftsmanship is excellent with the true right angles and the fit of the pincers. Excellent condition.  Height: 9 1/2"
List Price: $560 (AKTK)

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

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

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: $850

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

*ADJUSTABLE DOUBLE CANDLE FLOOR CANDLE STAND - 18th CENTURY

This is a different early to mid 18th century WI floor candle stand. While we have all seen double candle stands, this form is quite unique  with a cone and a cylinder shape candle holder. Note the twist on the arm of the cone shape candle holder as well as the tabs and drip pan on the cylinder candle holder . Note also the rush holder, the friction spring grip, penny feet and the "crook" type lifting ring. Excellent condition with appropriate ware. (BHOE)  
Dimension: 48"H
List Price: $2400

BRASS LANTERN 19th CENTURY

A fine early brass whale oil lantern with original brass font.  The lantern has retained its original globe and the globe is engraved with the initials F. J. L.. (ADHC)
Outstanding Condition
Height Including Ring: 17 5/8"
List Price: $575

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