Early Lighting

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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

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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

DOUBLE CANDLE & RUSH FLOOR LAMP - 18th CENTURY  

An interesting double candle with rush holder wrought iron 18th century floor stand. Note the penny feet, the twist on the shaft and  the closed seam candleholders. Outstanding condition. (TSEE)
Height: 38 1/2"
Price: $1450

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

THREE COMPARTMENT CANDLE BOX- 19th CENTURY

A very rare three compartment 19th century dovetailed  walnut candle  box in outstanding condition. The left and right compartments are 11 5/8" x 5" with sliding tops that utilize finger pulls. The middle compartment is divided into three sections  (5" x 4") for smaller candles  with a carrying handle. (STEE)
Dimensions: 17 1/8"L x 12 1/2"W x 4 3/8"H
List Price: $1250

UNUSUAL CONE SHAPED FLUID LAMP- EARLY 19th CENTURY

This early 19th century cone shape fluid lamp has a distinctive look and is in excellent condition. Note the brass burner, hanging hook and reflector - all original. Outstanding condition.(LKDE)
List Price: $395

ADJUSTABLE SPIRAL CANDLE HOLDER-MID 18th CENTURY TO EARLY 19th CENTURY

NOTE THE CARRYING HOOK WITH THE NICELY DESIGNED FINIAL AND THE CANDLE HOLDER WHICH ADJUSTS THE HEIGHT OF THE CANDLE. THE SPIRAL IS RIVETED TO THE UNIQUE AND DECORATIVE TRAY WHICH IS SUPPORTED BY THREE LEGS. NOTE ALSO THE NUMBER ON THE LEG WHICH USUALLY INDICATES THAT IT CAME FROM A COLLECTION.
DIMENSION: 6”H (ALDK)
List Price: $495

ALPINE CANDLE HOLDER -EARLY TO MID 19th CENTURY

Candle holder with provision for two candles. The ring with the long spring allows for varying diameters of candle. It would also accommodate oil or tallow- soaked twisted rope-like material such as flax as a substitute for candles. It is said that the base held water to extinguish any sparks. 8"H (ALTK)
List Price:$495

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