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CHAMBERSTICK 1720-1740

As with most brass candlesticks this has a broad base and handle to help light the way to ones chamber.  The round base supports a candle socket which features a ring and is incised. Note the knob on the socket which adjusts the height of the candle. Note also that the handlers designed for finger and thumb which helps to stabilize the chamberstick when it is carried. Small repairs (TEKE)
Dimensions: 4 1/2"H, 7 1/2"Dia.
List Price: $95


SKATERS LANTERN ca:1900

This is an antique skaters lantern that ice skaters would carry with them to use when they skated as it grew dark. All original and in excellent condition.
Dimension: 7" High
List Price $195


WI RUSH and CANDLE HOLDER 18th CENTURY 16"H

This is a rather unusual tripod wrought iron 18th century rush and candle holder due to its height of 16" and the design where the candle socket is actually higher than the rush holder. The wear on the penny feet and the rolled  candle socket (look how the socket was hammered out and then rolled) reflect extensive use. Excellent condition. (ACTK)
List Price:$550


Tripod Table Rushnip 18th Century

A wrought iron rush and candlelight. Note the twist on the stem, twist on the arm which then becomes a rolled socket and the penny feet. Excellent condition.(KETE)
12" High 
List Price: $775


Rushlight/Candle Holder ca:1700-1750

An interesting design for a candle stand  and rushlight. The candleholder is not stationary as it normally is with this design but is movable back and forth. However, it works well.The feet and candleholder are well worn. The candleholder has a nice twist on its stem and the turns on the feet and the ends of the rush holder make the overall design interesting.(KTKE)
Dimension: 191/4" High
List Price: $650


WHALE OIL HURRICANE LANTERN ca. 1850

The perforated tin base and top collar combine with a glass globe to provide an ideal lantern for use with a whale oil lamp. The large ring is designed to encircle the arm, leaving both hands free. The tin whale oil lamp is removed by compressing two latches recessed in the bottom. The globe has imperfections. Complete and good condition.(LSTK) 
List Price: $450


WI 18th CENTURY FLOOR CANDLE LIGHT WITH RUSH OR SPLINT HOLDER

This 18th century lamp was made by an extraordinary blacksmith. We have never seen a wrought iron floor lamp with so many twists, swirls on the stem,  feet  and rush holder. A wonderful piece in outstanding condition.(RKTE)
List Price: $1150


FLEMISH SPOUT LAMP 18th-19th CENTURY

This is an interesting sheet brass lamp since it has a flat weighted base which permit the lamp to sit on a table and due to flat back of the base and the hanging hole it can also be used as a wall sconce.In this lamp, the reservoir and spout snugly fit cup with a matching channel catch the drip. Note also that the cup has a ring on the side to hold a splint or rush to light the wick. Complete and in excellent condition (one small dent on base). See EARLY LIGHTING which was published by THE RUSHLIGHT CLUB for additional information. (BLTK)
Dimensions: 11 1/2"H, 4"Base
List Price: $250


CRUSIE or BETTY LAMP 18th CENTURY

An unusual pie shape form of a sheet iron betty lamp. It is extremely well made with the brass wick holder which screws into the brass fitting that is attached to the base.Note the finger holder which permits movement of the lamp.We purchased this lamp from a collector who thought it may have been part of circular group of lamps which were used in an inn and the quests would take one of the lamps as they made their way to their room. (TDY)
List Price:$115


18th CENTURY TINNED SHEET IRON CANDLE STICK

A strong looking 18th century candlestick. Note the crimped base which is attached to a wooden base using rose head nails and the large crimped drip pan (4 1/2"). The funneled stem adds to the overall simplicity of this candlestick. (AETE)
Dimension: 9"H
List Price: $395


18TH. CENTURY TABLE TOP LIGHTING STAND

A very nice adjustable candle lighting stand. This table top lighting piece has an unusual  ring loop at the top for candle support and a wrought iron drip catcher pan. It also has a carrying hook or chair hook ending in a jar tai.
Note the lovely scrolled feet. It is a very good example of American, New England, 18th century lighting. The lighting stand is 16 1/4” tall to top of carrying loop. The drip pan is 6 1/2” diameter. (TKHE)
SOLD


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