Antique Wrought Iron Tabletop Spring Action Rushlight, Denbighshire Style
Wales, U.K., 19th Century
Displaying very good patina, file-work stem and arm simulating lathe work; spring action
rectangular jaws, D-shape fulcrum hinge above file worked stem raised on graceful tripod legs ending in
flaring flattened pointed feet. For a nearly identical example please see The Rushlight and Related
Holders – A Regional View by Robert Ashley, page 312. (The stem wrought in two pieces joined just
above spring rivet; Height: 11.25")
Antique, Combination Rush Light and Candleholder, Spade Feet Date/Period: Last half of 17th Century - SOLD
Measurement: Height: 9.25"
Material: Wrought iron
Literature: Antique Brass Candlesticks 1450-1750 by John Robert Grove
[Supplemental Chapter on Iron Lighting Fixtures], p. 99, No.130
Lighting, Tabletop Wrought Iron Rush Holder, Shaped Thumbpiece Counterweight
This example with tapered jaws standing at 10.5-inches featuring a swelled post on block having canted corners is raised on a well-arched tripod base resting on pad feet. There is an unusual copper disc between post and base…peening has never been disturbed. Nice old color and surface looks to have lived in a damp environment.
Antique, Combination Rush Light and Candleholder, Twisted Stem & Arm Date/Period: 1625-1750
Measurement: Height: 10.25"
Material: Wrought iron
Condition: Sans most of one oval foot with all else fine
Literature: Antique Brass Candlesticks 1450-1750 by John Robert Grove;
[Supplemental Chapter on Iron Lighting Fixtures], p. 101, No.132
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