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Candlestand

1949.336.1 (RS119456)

Description

Tilt-top with tripod base of outward-curving horn-like legs; ball feet. Pedestal has turned rings; gilding. Circular brass stop at top has knob-like handle controlling "telescopic" wooden shaft. Shaft: square support with scissor-like mechanism. Scene of seated man, floral motifs; scalloped border.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1780-1820
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
gilding
japanning
lacquering
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
CANDLESTAND
candlestands (furniture)
Chinoiserie
Floral
floral patterns
Gilded
gilding
Japanned
japanning
Lacquered
lacquering
Scalloped
scalloping
Turned
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
43.063 x 19.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.336.1
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7491

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