Early Lighting

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  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

RUSH/CANDLE FLAT RING BASE CA:1800

The design of the rush/candle holder is always interesting. This light has a flat ring base with curved square legs in a crown style. note the square stem with limited twist work. Note the twist on the arm ending in an open rolled socket.Note also that the light was well used as indicated by the lack of resistance when you move the jaws. Outstanding condition.(KEDE)
Dimensions:  10 1/4"H, 4 1/4" Base
List Price:$750

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

SIX 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 six tube 1750-1850 candle mold was well used and has some loss on the base.
List Price:$65

SIX TUBE CANDLE MOLD WITH HANDLE* 1750-1850

A great looking six tube candle mold in excellent condition. This 1750-1850 candle mold with handle has an attractive form and is in excellent condition. (KTK)
List Price: $95

THREE TUBE CANDLE MOLD * 1750-1850

A three tube candle mold in excellent condition with a handle and outstanding patina. Love the form.
List Price:$65

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