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French Antique Tole Peinte Chandelier, Four Light Hanging Fixture
Circa 1900

Antique French Tole Chandelier, Four Light Hanging Fixture, Circa 1900, entire view

(Painted surface is restored, scattered small chips and cracks to glass; this was electrified and will need attention; H: 36”, diameter: 18”)



Antique French Tole Chandelier, Four Light Hanging Fixture, Circa 1900, close up view
Antique French Tole Chandelier, Four Light Hanging Fixture, Circa 1900, surface detail
Antique French Tole Chandelier, Four Light Hanging Fixture, Circa 1900, fixture detail

Tinware Candle Sconces, Matched Set of Six, Extremely Rare
Eighteenth Century
Each with old paper jelly label inscribed "From Hayes Tavern, Granby, Conn.", some marked "Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Newton Brainard, Hartford, Conn."

Each reflector is slightly curved and features a crimped border, the candle sockets with folded rims and ejection slits are soldered to round grease-pans having similarly crimped borders.

Daniel Hayes or Hays (1685/6-1756) was captured by the Indians in 1707/08 and brought to Canada where he remained confined for seven years before he purchased his freedom. He returned to his home at Salmon Brook, which was incorporated within the town of Granby in 1786. The Memorial History of Hartford County, 1886 by William Scoville Case refers to this story and "meetings" of the Salmon Brook Society; held for a time in the house of Daniel Hays, which was also used as a tavern, until about 1739 when plans began for building a meeting house. The Hayes Tavern in West Granby is also referred to in Morgan B. Brainard's Tavern Signs, p. 46
(H: 9", W: 6")



Antique Chandelier, Tinned Sheet Iron, Five Candle Sockets
New England
19th Century
A fanciful effort featuring five nozzles with ejector slits each on crimped pan

(H: 26.75")



Lantern, Candle, Tin, Glass Panels, Original Green Paint, Pierced, Stepped Dome
Unknown Maker, Circa 1790 to 1800
A survivor retaining carrying ring and featuring pierced heart ornamentation

A large and scarcely encountered double candle lantern with two-tiered pierced circular chimney vents atop the slightly domed and pierced roof; the hinged glazed door opening to a pair of candle nozzles integral to conforming removable grease pan.
The original green paint is stable and highly oxidized; carrying ring is original.
(Generally excellent condition, thinning paint and minor paint loss commensurate with age and use; H: 21.5", W: 9", D: 9")



Adjustable Pendant Double Tin Socket Candle Holder, Trammel, Wrought Iron
American, 18th Century
Ex Roger Bacon

(As expected, light pitting and surface rust; minimum L: 35.25", maximum L: 44")



Chandelier, Wrought Iron Six Branch, Finial Depicting Head of Woman
England, 18th Century
Rare trammel type, less expensive than brass during the period

Wrought iron hook supporting an adjustable ratchet shaft with a finial depicting a head of a woman, and six wrought arms with candle sockets and shallow round drip pans
Literature: A closely related example is illustrated in Fire & Light in the Home Pre-1820, by John Caspall, 1987, p. 252, plate 570. (Generally very good, as expected, even and light surface pitting; scattered surface rust; will clean nicely with oil. Height with ratchet extended is approximately 38.25"; closed: 29"; diameter: 21.75")



Sconce, Four Tube Fluid Burning, Gold Paint on Tinned Sheet Iron, 1850's

(Paint loss and thinning, else consistent with age and use; H: 11.5", W: 5.75", D: 5.75")

This offering may be currently off-site. Please call David Hillier for more information, or to schedule an in-person viewing.

$1,050 (A)


Candle Sconce, Tin
New England
Circa 1820

Tin over sheet iron; candle socket in fluted bobeche on straight tubular arm soldered to reflector having tooled segments. Dimensions: 11" diameter, 5" D.

This offering may be currently off-site. Please call David Hillier for more information, or to schedule an in-person viewing.

$795 (A)


Lantern, Whale Oil, Onion Globe, Pierced, Crimped Heat Reflector, Carrying Ring
Early 19th Century
Conical top, chimney vents, fluted smoke bell heat shield

(Has original pierced and locking base with integral font, no burner; H: 14.5")

This offering may be currently off-site. Please call David Hillier for more information, or to schedule an in-person viewing.

$385 (A)


Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes

Candle Lantern, Wood and Glass, Single Socket on Manually Elevating Platform
Octagonal chamfered top and base joined by wood stiles, iron bail handle
Original Surface, Circa 1800ish - SOLD

The case remains in fine original condition displaying a superb and dry patina, one light is cracked. The candle socket may be a later replacement; appears appropriate and long-lived within; a simple iron hog-scraper would also be wonderful! The candle socket sits on a wood base conforming to case; affixed is an iron rod that pierces the roof facilitating raising the socket for candle lighting. (Dimensions: H: 14.25" add 3" for handle; approximately 8.25" diameter)

632-25 - SOLD

Coach Lamp, Fire Steamer, Side Marker, Red Etched Panel, De Voursney Bros.
New York, 19th Century, impressed makers mark
Three beveled lenses, one ruby panel reading "3", original burner, eagle finial - SOLD

(Very good condition including glass; H: 20")

176-168 - SOLD

Pendant Candle Holder, Double Socket, Adjustable Trammel, Hand Forged
18th Century, Rectangular Pan - SOLD

(As expected, some light pitting and surface rust; minimum L: 20.5", maximum L: 32")

424-200 - SOLD

Chandeliers, Pair, Tinned Sheet Iron, Wire and Green Paint
American, Early 19th Century
Purportedly From a Maine Meeting House - SOLD

A pair of tin chandeliers having lapped and soldered joints; double cone shaped finals are attached to tubular center element terminated by a matching drop finals at base. The graceful scrolled wire arms extending from the center; candle sockets with candle ejecting slits and folded rims soldered to crimp edge bobeche; each bobeche with soldered ferrule facilitating attachment to arm. The old green paint appears to be original. (H: 49.5"; W at widest point: 27.5")

405-8 - SOLD

Pair of Handsome Sheet Brass Wall Sconces, Seventeenth Century, Great Surface
As found in England and the Netherlands (probably Dutch)
Dated 1680
Repousse decoration, cast pillars, double sockets impressed with tulips - SOLD

This pair said to have been purchased at a flea market in Amsterdam
See: Domestic Metalwork 1640-1820 by Gentle and Field, pp., 199, no. 7; also The Art of Pilgrim Century Furniture (1620-1720) by Francis Barrett, page 32.
(H: 15"; W: 8"; drip-pan D: 4")

424-191 - SOLD

Pair of Candle Sconces, Tinned Plate
New England
Circa 1800 to 1820
Tin over sheet iron, lapped and soldered, tabbed sockets with ejection aperture - SOLD

Rectangular back with crimped smoke protector; wire reinforced sides and embossed vertical decoration. The drip-pan similarly constructed with single candle-nozzle.
(H: 13", W: 4.75", D: 2.5")

336-128 - SOLD

Pair of Brass Repousse Rococo Revival Candle Sconces, One Light Each
Circa 1840 to 1870
Shell finial surmounting oval reflector/back, single nozzle on repousse pan - SOLD

Excellent condition
(25" by 15.5")

659-36 - SOLD

Figural Brass Trammel, Ratchet Mechanism in Form of Bird Head, Engraved
Possibly French Lamp Crane (fleur dis lis)
18th Century - SOLD

Fine original condition (L: 14.5-19.5")

605-88 - SOLD

Extension Candleholder, Wrought Iron, Single Nozzle, Grease pan
18th Century
Often mounted on workbenches or desks - SOLD

Dimensions: 19.5" H, 6.75" minimum arm L, 21.75" maximum arm L.

706-15 - SOLD

Candle Sconces, Tinned Plate, Gothic, Great Surface
Probably England
17th or 18th Century - SOLD

Candle socket and drip pan tabbed as is short supporting arm; embossed ornament scrolled at base. (H: 17.5"; W: 4.5"; D: 3.25")

497-93 - SOLD

Hanging Hall Candle Lamp, Suspension, Candle Lamp, Smoke Bell
America or England
Circa 1820
Stamped and cast brass furniture mounts - SOLD

A free blown engraved and etched colorless glass hall lantern with smoke-bell having folded rim edge; brass mounts display scrolled leaves. A turn of the finial beneath the shade allows for insertion of peg lamp or candle.

593-54 - SOLD

Extremely Rare
New England Chandelier
Circa 1780-1810 - SOLD

An absolutely correct example...sheet iron with lapped and soldered joints. Eight curved arms extending from central joint; flattened ends support the folded rim candle sockets with double tabs piercing the crimped bobeches...folded and soldered secure. Complete with period candles. (Height: 13-inches; diameter: 19-inches.)

201-112 - SOLD

An Outstanding Punch-Work Tin and Copper Candler Sconce
New Mexican folk art at its best
19th Century - SOLD

An inspired highly decorated work consisting of thirty-eight pieces of punch-decorated tinned sheet- iron and a domed copper disc at the center of star; single candle socket with scalloped bobeche. Nice patina. Very good condition with minor rust as depicted; one tin disk sweated. (Height: 20.5 inches; width: 14 inches; depth: 4.5 inches.) Literature: Early Lighting, compiled and Published by the Rushlight Club, page 31; plate 3-54.

766-5 - SOLD

Rolled, tinned sheet iron and brass
New England
Early 19th Century - SOLD

The conical center post with hanging device features three brass reflectors; large drip pan with rolled edges...with three candle sockets.
Dimensions: 13.5-inches high, 9.5-inch diameter.

745-13 - SOLD

Candle Sconces, Matched Set of Four, Original Oyster White Paint
New England, found in Maine, old meeting house (13.25 by 15")
19th Century
Country, unusual triangle shape, each with three nozzles on crimped pans - SOLD

958-15 - SOLD

Extendable Candleholder, Wrought Iron, Jointed Arm, Pricket for Stub
Anonymous, blacksmith made
18th Century
Offering maximum flexibility of the single candle light source - SOLD

Depicted is a very rare wall or bench mounting wrought iron elbow-jointed, single-socket candleholder with pricket.
The nozzles' engaged tabs pierce the grease-pan as does the pricket which is peened on the underside. The swelled middle sections of the arms are centered by tapering ends whose terminuses are the devices discoidal pivoting joints.
(Extended L: 18.5"; diameter of drip-pan: 3.5")

706-12 - SOLD

Chandelier, Six Socket, Candle, Tinned Sheet Iron
New England
19th Century - SOLD

Six candle-sockets with drip-pans on scrolled arms soldered to conical post/body.
(Dimensions: 30" diameter.)

834-1 - SOLD

Candle Sconce, Brass Candle Sconce
Probably Dutch
18th Century - SOLD

Two candle sockets on pan with rounded corners attached to reflector with wire reinforced edges. (H: 10"; W: 6.5"; D: 4.5")

294-18 - SOLD

Tabletop Fluid Lamp, Three Tier, Thirteen Reservoirs and Burners
19th Century
Sheet Iron - SOLD

Each lamp with slightly dished drip-pan; extremely minor repairs and imperfections (H: 24.25"; diameter: 13.75")

745-75 - SOLD

If you are interested in buying any of these items, please call (978) 597-8084 or email David Hillier at

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