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

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")



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 …

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




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

…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.)



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

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

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 Sconces, Pair, Crimped Circular Tops and Pans, Punched Star Decoration American, Likely New England, Circa 1800-1830

A pair of [rectangular] tin candle sconces, America, early-19th century, tall pierced punch-decorated panels with crimped (folded) edges, crimped crests, and demilune dished pans, each with single candleholder. (Height:11.25”; width: 4"; depth: 3.5")



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

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")



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”)



Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes

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

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

Silver Altar Lamp, Chancel Lamp, Holland, Van Leeuwen, 17th Century
Hallmarked - SOLD

Antique Silver Altar Lamp/Chancel Lamp by Van Leeuwen, 17th Century, angle view

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

1012-80 - 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

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

Antique Tin Sconce, Small Size, Burred Back, and Burred and crimped Drip Pan
New England, Circa 1780 to 1820; nozzle with ejection aperture - SOLD

Antique Small Tin Sconce with Burred Back, New England, Circa 1780 to 1820, angle view

(H: 7”)

707-49 - 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

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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