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")
Chandeliers, Pair, Tinned Sheet Iron, Wire and Green Paint
American, Early 19th Century
Purportedly From a Maine Meeting House
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")
Tinware Candle Sconces, Matched Set of Six, Extremely Rare
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")
Pair of Handsome Sheet Brass Wall Sconces, Seventeenth Century, Great Surface
As found in England and the Netherlands (probably Dutch)
Repousse decoration, cast pillars, double sockets impressed with tulips
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")
Pair of Candle Sconces, Tinned Plate
Circa 1800 to 1820
Tin over sheet iron, lapped and soldered, tabbed sockets with ejection aperture
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")
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
(25" by 15.5")
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
Often mounted on workbenches or desks
Dimensions: 19.5" H, 6.75" minimum arm L, 21.75" maximum arm L.
Antique Chandelier, Tinned Sheet Iron, Five Candle Sockets
A fanciful effort featuring five nozzles with ejector slits each on crimped pan
Candle Sconces, Tinned Plate, Gothic, Great Surface
17th or 18th Century
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")
Candelabrum, Tenth Anniversary Tin Candle Tree, Folk Art
The Tinsmith's Expression of Rural Elegance
Tin over sheet iron, thirteen candle sockets
With its cut-tinned sheet-iron crystals, this rare, large candelabrum draws comparison to a chandelier with related hanging crystals having a Vermont history of ownership. Each of the candle sockets with folded rims set within deep fluted and flaring drip-pans on scrolled tubular arms attached to tapering tubular column raised on circular domed base. The top tier features six outward-flaring star-shaped reflectors; the scrolled arms are attached to a tapering cone with domed top; this tier surmounted by a single socket from which hangs sheet-iron crystal-like devices; the finial is raised on tubular arms. The lower tier features dished reflectors having concentric rings; ribbons of sheet-iron draped between mid and lower tiers produce visual support, harmonious balance, and a graceful transition. One arm professionally re-soldered; although the candelabrum is accompanied by most of the original crystal-like devices, we had a complete set, as depicted, reproduced using period tinned iron, otherwise in a fine state of preservation. (H: 31"; diameter: 24")
Candle Sconces, Mirrored, Tin
A pair of sconces, each with crimped edges, and featuring a similarly crimped concentric tin reflector with a reflecting mirror. The candle sockets centering crimped bobeches'. One arm repaired, otherwise fine.
Hanging Hall Candle Lamp, Suspension, Candle Lamp, Smoke Bell
America or England
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
Candle Sconces, Mirrored, Tin
A pair of sconces, each with crimped edges, and featuring a similarly crimped concentric tin reflector with a reflecting mirror. The candle sockets centering crimped bobeches'. Dimensions: 6.5" diameter.
Candle Sconce, Tin
Tin over sheet iron; candle socket in fluted bobeche on straight tubular arm soldered to reflector having tooled segments. Dimensions: 11" diameter, 5" D.
Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
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
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")
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
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
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
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
Sheet Iron - SOLD
Each lamp with slightly dished drip-pan; extremely minor repairs and imperfections (H: 24.25"; diameter: 13.75")
745-75 - SOLD