Condition: Very good, conical finial fabricated of period sheet iron by Dave Claggett
Additional Information: In December of 1952 antiques dealer Irving Lyon offered
Henry Francis du Pont a pair of candelabrums “as fine as I have ever seen” which du
Pont added to the Winterthur collection. This example clearly from the same shop is
outstanding in its design and rarity. The base is filled with sand for stability. Two straps
facilitate the large reflector featuring 36 domed reflectors within the dished plate with
crimped edges. The crossarm facilitating a pair of candle sockets within drip pans
having crimped edges can travel up-and-down on the standard and is held in position by
inserting the last straight link of chain into one of ten piercings.
The pattern is related to and inspired by convex circular looking glasses dating to the
early nineteenth century. The facets of these reflectors when new…in bright tinning
each provided produced a dazzling display of light. The candelabrum within the
Winterthur collection was originally owned by a Long Island family.
Reference:Iron at Winterthur by Donald Fennimore, number 138, pp. 284, 286, 287. An identical example is published within, A Guide to Collections – Shelburne Museum,
A unique large sconce featuring two pushup candle sticks…sockets with bobeches;
down sloping sides and elliptical grease pan shelf…all edges with folded rims;
reinforced bottom and wire hanging device; original black paint. Ex personal collection
of Ted and Carol Hayward, Ex Sandra Cutchin. (Height: 17"; width: 16"; depth: 12")
A rectangular form with vertical orientation, three candle sockets with ejection slits
within bracketed pan having folded front edge. The back is decorated with simple
arched branches emanating from a single stem. The surface is very interesting with
traces of thinning paint, natural stippling and oxidized color.
(Height: 16.25"; width: 12"; depth: 3")
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")
A most unusual possibly unique lighting device featuring a pair of candle sockets within crimped grease
pans cantilevered off the ovule fitted box [parts box] having conical base for tabletop use. Likely created
for shop use, perhaps a cobbler. Excellent original condition.
(Height: 39.25"; width: 16.5"; depth: 7.25")
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.
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”.)
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")
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”)
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")
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")
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.
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.)
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.
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")
Each lamp with slightly dished drip-pan; extremely minor repairs and imperfections (H: 24.25"; diameter: 13.75")
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