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Period Betty Lamp, Fat or Grease Lamp, Tiny
Miniature Example, Twisted Spike Hanger
Likely American, unknown maker, circa 1770-1830


Period Betty Lamp, Fat or Grease Lamp, Tiny Miniature Example, Twisted Spike Hanger
Likely American, unknown maker, circa 1770-1830, entire view

(Height: 2.25-inches)


Period Betty Lamp, Fat or Grease Lamp, Tiny Miniature Example, Twisted Spike Hanger
Likely American, unknown maker, circa 1770-1830, scale view

$575.00

1283-45




Antique Paint Decorated Tin Candle Sconce, Tole Wall Sconce
American, Early 19th Century


Antique Paint Decorated Tin Candle Sconce, Tole Wall Sconce

American, Early 19th Century, entire view

Crimped arched top, single candle socket within half round drip pan
(Height: 13.75"; width: 3.25"; depth: 2.5")


Antique Paint Decorated Tin Candle Sconce, Tole Wall Sconce

American, Early 19th Century, angle view

Antique Paint Decorated Tin Candle Sconce, Tole Wall Sconce

American, Early 19th Century, back view

$1,250.00

1256-45




Chandelier, Double Cone Finial on Tapered Column, Six Candle Nozzles
American, Unknown Maker, Early 19th Century


Chandelier, Double Cone Finial on Tapered Column, Six Candle Nozzles

American, Unknown Maker, Early 19th Century, entire view 1

Chandelier, tinned sheet iron, top tier featuring three nozzles with folded rims and
ejection slits within bobeches having molded edges… on crimped and scrolled arms with
wire reinforced edges. A most unusual lower tier consisting of three dished grease pans, each
with folded rim and a single nozzle as previously described. Original wrought iron hanging hook.
(Height: 22.5", diameter: 18")


Chandelier, Double Cone Finial on Tapered Column, Six Candle Nozzles

American, Unknown Maker, Early 19th Century, entire view 2

Chandelier, Double Cone Finial on Tapered Column, Six Candle Nozzles

American, Unknown Maker, Early 19th Century, entire view 3

Chandelier, Double Cone Finial on Tapered Column, Six Candle Nozzles

American, Unknown Maker, Early 19th Century, scale view

$5,950.00

632-74




Antique Candle Sconces, Pair, Tin, Oval Reflectors, Crimped, Large
New England, Circa 1800-1820


Antique Candle Sconces, Pair, Tin, Oval Reflectors, Crimped, Large 

New England, Circa 1800-1820, pair view 1

A nice pair of sconces likely for public room… featuring oval dished reflectors displaying
embossed and graduated radiating geometric segments compartmented within concentric rings
emanating from the vacant oval center; curved arm with folded edges support the candle
nozzles within outwardly flared fluted drip pans.
(16.5" x 10")


Antique Candle Sconces, Pair, Tin, Oval Reflectors, Crimped, Large 

New England, Circa 1800-1820, pair view 2

Antique Candle Sconces, Pair, Tin, Oval Reflectors, Crimped, Large 

New England, Circa 1800-1820, back detail

Antique Candle Sconces, Pair, Tin, Oval Reflectors, Crimped, Large 

New England, Circa 1800-1820, socket detail

$1825.00

809-86




Antique Betty Lamp, Copper Fat Lamp, Wrought Iron Hanger, with Pick Scraper on Chain
Unknown Maker, 19th Century


Antique Betty Lamp, Copper Fat Lamp, Wrought Iron Hanger, with Pick Scraper on Chain
Unknown Maker, 19th Century, entire view 1

Beautifully constructed, lid hinge knuckles are on inside of lamp; files copper backstrap; flat wrought
iron hanging hook…end of pick is hammered flat to accommodate cleaning wick-tube.
Unfortunately, it is not signed. (Fine condition; height: 5"; width: 3.25"; depth: 4")


Antique Betty Lamp, Copper Fat Lamp, Wrought Iron Hanger, with Pick Scraper on Chain
Unknown Maker, 19th Century, entire view 2

$575.00

1256-55




Antique Candle Lantern, Copper, Mica
Unknown maker, Circa 1860
Bulbous form, pierced drafting, carrying Handle, single candle nozzle


Antique Candle Lantern, Copper, Mica

Unknown maker, Circa 1860

Bulbous form, pierced drafting, carrying Handle, single candle nozzle, entire view

An unusual form having mica windows; removable base facilitates the single
candle socket; lovely verdigris surface dry patina.
(Height: 14”)


Antique Candle Lantern, Copper, Mica

Unknown maker, Circa 1860

Bulbous form, pierced drafting, carrying Handle, single candle nozzle, angle view

Antique Candle Lantern, Copper, Mica

Unknown maker, Circa 1860

Bulbous form, pierced drafting, carrying Handle, single candle nozzle, base detail

$635.00

1085-14




Candle Sconces, Pair, Tinned Sheet Iron, New Mexico, Circa 1860


Candle Sconces, Pair, Tinned Sheet Iron, New Mexico, Circa 1860

Star shape backs centering scalloped, and punch decorated picture pockets surmounting leaf silhouettes; the candle sockets within floral-form grease-pans soldered to conical cones. (10.5 by 7.75”)

Candle Sconces, Pair, Tinned Sheet Iron, New Mexico, Circa 1860

$850.00

660-33




Candle Sconce, Pair, Tinned Sheet Iron,
Arched Top, Demilune Base, Single Socket American,
19th Century


Candle Sconce, Pair, Tinned Sheet Iron, Arched Top, Demilune Base, Single Socket American

Displaying great color and patina, tall slightly arched domed tops facilitating heat and smoke deflection; tooled reflectors/backs having crimped, and wire reinforced vertical edges above similarly fabricated crimped demilune grease pans each with a single folded rim nozzle.
(Fine original condition; 14" x 4" x 3")


Candle Sconce, Pair, Tinned Sheet Iron, Arched Top, Demilune Base, Single Socket American

$675.00

1221-28




Alter Lamp, Early 18th Century Sabbath Lamp, Chancel Lamp, a Brass Lamp Nuremburg Hallmark; GWVA, Christoph Wilhelm von Arch, Circa 1729 Baluster form with cast and engraved turtle-man hybrid mounts & smoke bell


Alter Lamp, Early 18th Century Sabbath Lamp, Chancel Lamp, a Brass Lamp

See page 180 of Hermann P. Lockner’s Die Merkzeichen der Nurnberger Rotschmiede
(About 16” high, total length with chain: 36”)


Alter Lamp, Early 18th Century Sabbath Lamp, Chancel Lamp, a Brass Lamp

Alter Lamp, Early 18th Century Sabbath Lamp, Chancel Lamp, a Brass Lamp

Alter Lamp, Early 18th Century Sabbath Lamp, Chancel Lamp, a Brass Lamp

Alter Lamp, Early 18th Century Sabbath Lamp, Chancel Lamp, a Brass Lamp

$1,675.00

1008-63

 




Loom Light, Rare Candleholder on Carved Stem, Conforming Octagonal Iron Hanging Device Anonymous, circa 1740-1820 Ash


Loom Light, Rare Candleholder on Carved Stem, Conforming Octagonal Iron Hanging Device

…nice patina A simple adjustable single socket candle slide that traverses the faceted and flaring rod. Length: 26” Loss of wood, (2.5”) to back side of pieced candle paddle. Unexplained impression conforming to rod piercing…still nifty; call for explanation.)


Loom Light, Rare Candleholder on Carved Stem, Conforming Octagonal Iron Hanging Device

Loom Light, Rare Candleholder on Carved Stem, Conforming Octagonal Iron Hanging Device

$420.00

274-218




Candle Sconce, Crimped Circular Top, Demilune Pan, Punched Decoration New England, Circa 1800-1830


Candle Sconce, Crimped Circular Top, Demilune Pan, Punched Decoration

A single [rectangular] tin candle sconce, tall pierced punch-decorated [argyle] panel having crimped (folded) edges, crimped crests, and demilune dished pan with single candleholder. (Height:13” ; width: 3.75"; depth: 2 5/8")

Candle Sconce, Crimped Circular Top, Demilune Pan, Punched Decoration

Candle Sconce, Crimped Circular Top, Demilune Pan, Punched Decoration

Candle Sconce, Crimped Circular Top, Demilune Pan, Punched Decoration

Candle Sconce, Crimped Circular Top, Demilune Pan, Punched Decoration

$495.00

1256-15




Candle Sconce, Crimped Circular Top,
Demilune Pan, Punched Decoration
New England, Circa 1800-1830


Candle Sconce, Crimped Circular Top, Demilune Pan, Punched Decoration

A single [rectangular] tin candle sconce, tall pierced punch-decorated [argyle] panel having crimped (folded) edges, crimped crests, and demilune dished pan with single candleholder. (Height:13”; width: 3.75"; depth: 2 5/8")


Candle Sconce, Crimped Circular Top, Demilune Pan, Punched Decoration

$495.00

1256-15




American Reflective Candle Sconce, Covered Reflector, Tin-Lead Alloy Reflectors 19th Century (1800-1830) Tin, sheet iron, pewter and glass, single tabbed candle cup, fluted bobeche


American Reflective Candle Sconce, Covered Reflector, Tin-Lead Alloy Reflectors

Truncated cone of one piece of sheet iron dished like a shallow bowl having a narrow bezel-like collar providing depth for reflectors and a device for securing glass. This example contains 13-highly reflective almost paper-thin cast components made by pouring molten tin-lead alloy on top of glass objects such as bowls, tumblers, plates and drawer knobs to name a few. Each segment lightly soldered to one and other and to the back. (Diameter: 9.25"; depth: 5.75")


American Reflective Candle Sconce, Covered Reflector, Tin-Lead Alloy Reflectors

American Reflective Candle Sconce, Covered Reflector, Tin-Lead Alloy Reflectors

American Reflective Candle Sconce, Covered Reflector, Tin-Lead Alloy Reflectors

$5,950.00

274-215




A Pair of French Hunting Horn (Style) Brass Wall Candle Sconces
Second Half of 19th Century; A decorator’s delight


Antique Pair of French Brass Candle Sconces in Hunting Horn Style, 19th Century, entire view

(L: 24”)

$895

659-109




Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes




Antique, Two Light Cut Glass Candle Sconces, Brass Arms, Nozzles & Drip Pans
England, Early to Mid-18th C.SOLD


Antique, Two Light Cut Glass Candle Sconces, Brass Arms, Nozzles & Drip Pans

England, Early to Mid-18th Century, angle view

A rare and desirable pair of shaped glass wall sconces featuring cut decoration and
ground edges; the glass is mounted on conforming wood backs having wrought iron
straps designed for hanging. Brass cup fittings with drop finials piercing the glass
receive the scrolled brass arms that accommodate a pair of nozzles above cast and
turned drip pans. At onetime these were electrified as evidenced by tiny apertures in
nozzles and drip pans that do not distract. For similar examples see English Looking
Glasses – A Study of the Glass, Frames and Makers (1670-1820)
by Geoffrey Wills, page 112, plate 120.


1164-7SOLD




Tin Chandelier, Simple and Elegant Four-light with Crimped Reflectors, New Hampshire, 1820s Mason, New Hampshire - SOLD


Tin Chandelier, Simple and Elegant Four-light with Crimped Reflectors, New Hampshire, 1820s Mason, New Hampshire, entire view

The cone-shaped standard gently tapering to hanging ring; four reflectors on horizontal tubular rods above four wire arms fitted with crimped drip-pans, each with single candle socket having candle stub ejection slits. This chandelier is identical to a pair by the same maker that was used in the Mason, New Hampshire Baptist church built in 1827.
Literature: Lighting in America by Lawrence S. Cooke, page 532, figure 8.
(Height: 14.25”, width: 22.25”.)

997-31 - SOLD



Silver Altar Lamp, Chancel Lamp, C. Brower, Utrecht, Holland, 17th Century
Hallmarked, Engraved - SOLD


Antique Silver Altar Lamp/Chancel Lamp by C. Brower, 17th Century, entire view

Just in; please call or email David
(Very Good condition)

1012-79 - SOLD




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


Chandelier, Wrought Iron Six Branch, Finial Depicting Head of Woman

England, 18th Century, entire view

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")

1024-3 - SOLD






19th Century Six Light Chandelier of Conical Form, Tinned Sheet Iron
Likely New England, Circa 1800 to 1830
Six Candle Sockets on Grease Pans - SOLD


Antique Six Light Chandelier made from Tinned Sheet Iron, 19th Century, angle view

Six candle-sockets with drip-pans on gracefully scrolled arms soldered to conical post/body with slightly domed top.
(H: 13”, diameter: 32”)

1202-4 - SOLD




Paint Decorated Pierced Tin Plate Candle Lantern with Glass Door, Crimped Smoke Bell
Featuring rectangular door lite, wonderful paint and intricate piercing; star theme - SOLD


Antique Pierced and Paint Decorated Tin Plate Candle Lantern with Crimped Smoke Bell, angle view

(15 by 9”)

492-153 - SOLD




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


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”)

270-123 - SOLD





Tin Lantern, Round, Conical Foot, Pierced, Punched and Compressed Chimney
18th or Early 19th Century; Fluted Roof, Ring Handle - SOLD


Antique Pierced Tin Lantern with Round Conical Foot, 18th or 19th Century, angle view 1

Folk art and utility combined; pair of glazed doors with scalloped bezels, punched decoration forming concentric circles ornamenting the sides. The peg-form single candle nozzle is within a large crimped oval drip pan that conforms to round body. Please call for full description, and/or enthusiastic discussion. (18 by 7”)

492-158 - 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




Coach Lamp, Fire Steamer, Side Marker, Red Etched Panel, De Voursney Bros.

New York, 19th Century, entire view

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

176-168 - SOLD




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


Pendant Candle Holder, Double Socket, Adjustable Trammel, Hand Forged

18th Century, Rectangular Pan, entire view

(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


Chandeliers, Pair, Tinned Sheet Iron, Wire and Green Paint

American, Early 19th Century, entire view

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


Pair of Handsome Sheet Brass Wall Sconces, Seventeenth Century, Great Surface

As found in England and the Netherlands (probably Dutch)

Dated 1680, entire view

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




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


Figural Brass Trammel, Ratchet Mechanism in Form of Bird Head, Engraved

Possibly French Lamp Crane (fleur dis lis)

18th Century, entire view

Fine original condition (L: 14.5-19.5")

605-88 - SOLD




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


Extension Candleholder, Wrought Iron, Single Nozzle, Grease pan

Anonymous

18th Century, entire view

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 Sconces, Tinned Plate, Gothic, Great Surface

Probably England

17th or 18th Century, entire view

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


Hanging Hall Candle Lamp, Suspension, Candle Lamp, Smoke Bell

America or England

Circa 1820, entire view

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


Extremely Rare

New England Chandelier

Circa 1780-1810, entire view

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 Outstanding Punch-Work Tin and Copper Candler Sconce

New Mexican folk art at its best

19th Century, entire view

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




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


Chandelier

Rolled, tinned sheet iron and brass

New England

Early 19th Century, entire view

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


Candle Sconces, Matched Set of Four, Original Oyster White Paint

New England, found in Maine, old meeting house (13.25 by 15'')

19th Century, entire view

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


Extendable Candleholder, Wrought Iron, Jointed Arm, Pricket for Stub

Anonymous, blacksmith made

18th Century, entire view

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


Chandelier, Six Socket, Candle, Tinned Sheet Iron

New England

19th Century, entire view

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

834-1 - SOLD




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


Tabletop Fluid Lamp, Three Tier, Thirteen Reservoirs and Burners

Anonymous

19th Century, entire view

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 drh@aaawt.com

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