Condition: Displays well, the vestiges of time and use are evident; losses to springs
and tops of sockets. One socket is a very early replacement…double tabbed to arm as
was the 18th century tradition…other than expected overall surface pitting, else a-okay.
Additional Information: A rolled tapered tubular candle socket surmounts the standard
which continues to a cruciform base retaining feet, Height adjustable arm remains
Removeable lidded cylindrical font with wick support within domed bottom liner hung
from trunnion mount; ribbed, scrolled and tapering finger pieces on flaring standard
continuing to conical riser within slightly domed rimmed saucer drip pan. These appear
to have been made by the same hand, one lamp is a little larger [and weighted] than the
other. The lamps stand at 8.25" & 8".
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.
Additional Information: Crimped round/arched top, rectangular embossed back having
wire reinforced rolled edges over demilune drip pan facilitating a single tabbed candle
socket with ejection aperture; wire reinforced folded rim. Original apple and forest green
paint in great dry patina.
The candle sockets withing crimped drip pans on tubular arms continuing to conical
standard having hanging ring with rolled edges. Sockets with crimped edges have
ejection slits. Overall consistent light pitting: one arm was re-soldered at standard.
(Height: 13.25"; diameter: 20")
Round reflector featuring crimped segments centering repousse dome reflector; candle
socket with crimped rim set within dished drip pan…attached to reflector via tubular
arm. (Excellent condition, retains hanging ring; Height: 10"; width: 9.25"; depth: 5.5")
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")
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")
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")
Measurement: Height: 30.5"; width: 10.5"; base diameter: 6.75"
Material: Rolled tinned sheet iron
Condition: Dent to conical bae, else fine, displays well
Additional Information: Unusual oxbow wire reinforced rolled edge flat spring traveling
device attached to conforming horizontal arm featuring a pair of crimped drip pans
containing folded rim nozzles having candle stub ejection apertures. The conical sand
weighted base with low center of gravity was nearly impossible to knock over which was
a great benefit to fire safety within shops and offices for which they were designed.
Original condition, good patina.
Condition: The arm supporting one drip pan resoldered, silvering loss to one mirror,
Additional Information: Crimped edge surrounding dished pan containing a crimped
and molded ring centering a small mirror. The dished dip pans are also crimped.
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