Early Lighting

* click image for larger view

Pierced Tinned Iron Lantern ca: 1780-1840

The punched holes in this type of lantern limited the light but shielded the candle from wind and drafts and was safer in a hay-strewn barn. The extent and fine quality of piercing with the elaborate designs make this example noteworthy. All original. Complete. Excellent condition.(ALKD)

Dimensions: 13"H x 51/2" Diameter
SOLD


Wall Hanging Spill Holder ca:1820

Twisted tubes of paper or pine shavings , called SPILLS, were used to transfer flame in lighting lamps, pipes and fires. Special planes were made to simplify the production of wooden spills. Slivers of wood called SPLINTS were also used to transfer fire. This early painted hanging container held the spills and/or splint. (CETE)
Dimensions: 91/2"H x 13/4"W
List Price: $495


*ADJUSTABLE CANDLESTICK LATE 18th or EARLY 19th CENTURY

Three notches in this sheet iron candlestick provide adjustments to four positions as candle burns.Shaft is supported by rimmed saucer base.  (ADEE)
Dimensions: Height 6",  Base 41/4" Diameter 
List Price: $450


Adjustable Candle Holder ca:1800

This adjustable candle holder with a carrying hook has an interesting design and form. The footed base with the scrolled feet, the two decorative scrolls (some say rams head) on the nut which attaches the base to the shaft and the scrolled ring for adjusting the height of the candle. While the base looks like the candle holder was dropped a few times, the candle holder is in good condition and the little "pings" are expected considering its age.
Reference: The Rushlight and Related Holders by Robert Ashley p.304
Dimensions: 81/2"H,5"Diameter (LKWE)
List Price: $400


Adjustable Candleholder in Oval Tray - 19th Century

This signed adjustable candleholder in the oval tray is exquisite. Note the fluted top, the design of the base and the double wedding band on the stem.(CDKE)
List Price: $850


LARGE PIERCED CANDLE LANTERN ca:1780-1840

A nicely pierced candle lantern with multiple  sunburst designs. The lantern is complete with original latch, candle holder and a large arm carrying lope. This lantern has never been painted and was part of the Robert E. Putney collection. There is some rust on the surface but the overall condition is excellent. (ATAR)
Dimensions: 14"H (Not Including Lope), 5 1/2" Diameter
List Price:$550
 





.


 EARLY 19th CENTURY TIN CANDLESTICK 

THIS IS VERY EARLY TIN CANDLESTICK WITH DRIP PAN, HANGER AND PUSH UP IN GOOD CONDITION.
DIAMETER: 4 3/4” H, 5 1/2”DIA.
LIST PRICE: $85


Rushlight and Candleholder - 18th Century

A well used rushlight and candleholder. Note the penny feet, the rolled socket, the twisted stem and the rectangular jaws. Appropriate wear on the feet as well as on the candleholders and stem. (COTK)
List Price: $725


TRIPOD TABLE RUSH/CANDLE HOLDER WITH BRASS DISC

A wrought iron 18th century table rush/candle holder with unique decorated brass disc and arrowhead feet. This rush/splint holder with square jaws and a rolled up candle holder has great ware and appealing design. (CTBE)
10" High
List Price: $650


RUSHLIGHT and CANDLEHOLDER with STONE BASE

In the book  The Rushlight  and Related Holders by Robert Ashley, I found one reference to stone  bases (there may be more). On page 163, he illustrates an 18th century standing adjustable rushlight holder fromBanffshire, Scotland with stone base and writes " the stone base was very popular in this region of Scotland". This base may have been a replacement as you look at the bottom. However, stone bases were used as early as the 18th century. The rushlight /candleholder is period and the design is similar to other rushlights from Scotland (see pages 166-1690).  (WALK)
List Price: $375


EARLY 19th CENTURY HEXAGONAL LANTERN

A nicely made small 6 paneled all original  lantern in wonderful condition. The candle socket has a small pricket inside the clamps to help stabilize the candle. Note how the candle socket is attached to the base (see photos). Also note that the base can be remove for cleaning or replacement of glass. (LTKTK)
Dimensions: Height 111/2", Diameter 4"
List Price: $385


Standing Rushlight/Candle Stand 1700-1750

The nice feature of this 1700-1750 wrought iron candle stand is that it can be used on a table or floor. It is quiet elegant with its tripod feet ending in "penny" feet. Note that the candleholder is a continuation of the nicely twisted arm and one side of the pincers. The pincers were used to secure a burning rush or splint. A demonstration of a talented blacksmith(EOETE)
Dimensions: 331/4"H. 
List Price: $950


1 5 6 7 8 9