Candelabrum, Pair of Eight Light Flatback Candelabra, Original Paint
Probably American Date/Period: Circa 1825
Measurement: Height: 28"; width: 21"; depth: 12"
Material: Tinned sheet iron, wood, and paint
Condition: Very good…original paint; we had fabricated the thin wood circular disk
applied to columnar base for added stability [reversible]; paint applied to disk was
Additional Information: The graduated pedestal is turned of wood and supports eight
scrolled arms…each with candle socket centering drip pan.
18th Century Candle Snuffer and Tray, Scissor Style
French or English Date/Period: Circa 1745
Measurement: Tray: 2" x 7.75" x 4"; snuffer: 6.75"
Condition: Very good, tarnish and verdigris at fingerhold which will clean
Additional Information: The boldly shaped and molded tray with incurved sides and
scrolled fingerhold raised on four triffid feet. The scissor form snuffer is highly
developed. Fine and rare examples.
Georgian English Flintlock Tinder Lighter, Pistol Form by John Burgon, London Date/Period: Circa 1790
Measurement: Overall length: 7.75"
Material: Walnut grip, brass frame
Condition: All the iron hardware is dull brown, lightly oxidized patina, the top jaw, and
its screw are later replacements. Perhaps there was once a rest that may have been
removed many years ago. The brass displays an overall dull tarnished goldenrod-ochre
patina Typical dings to grip. Displays well.
Additional Information: The boxlock frame is engraved and marked ''London'' right
and ''Burgon'' left. [John Burgon; hardware man, cutler, gunmaker and flint dealer;
contractor to ordinance and Hudson’s Bay Company…active 1790-1822 when the name
was changed to John Burgon & Sons.] This brass-frame tinder lighter with combustion
reservoir has a 2.75-inch storage barrel for the tinder and spills with a turned hinged
cover plate. The bag-shaped English walnut grip rates good to perhaps very good
showing typical minor vestiges of time and use. The action is tight and smooth as it
Strike-a-Light Tinder Box, Candle Holder
New England, Circa 1770 to 1830 - SOLD
The tall socket with ejector-slit mounted on the cover of drum-shaped tinderbox that holds a flint (steel). Nice color; (H: 3.5"; diameter: 4")
Candle Mold, Tin, 12 Tubes, Signed: GILBRETH
American Date/Period: 1780-1820
Measurement: Height: 11.5”, 8.25 by 4”
Material: Tin over sheet iron
Condition: Dings and dents
Additional Information: Folded, lapped, and soldered construction; 12 tapered molds.
The wire-reinforced, crimped, and tapered handle embossed with maker or owner’s
name: R. Gilbreth.
Literature: See the Glass Industry in Sandwich by Barlow & Kaiser, volume 4, page 60,
Additional Information: An extremely rare pair of pressed blue chambersticks by the
Boston and Sandwich Glass Company. The lobed socket above the circular dish with
everted lobed rim and applied handle, fitted with a pierced brass chimney holder.
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