Liquid Theater Lantern

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-11409

Description

A molded arched handle over a hexagonal-shaped top with an open back on a box with a oblong back and a three sided front. The front three panels are pierced and have a glazed arched opening; the sides have circular holes filled with perforated sheet iron. It has a conforming plate with a ring that opens from the back to the interior; and a square tin oil lamp with a ring handle that fits into a tin frame under a panelled circular shade.

Details

Descriptive Terms

lanterns (lighting devices)
glass (material)
sheet metal
iron (metal)
tin (metal)
Iron
Glass
Tin
Lantern

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Lighting Device

Dimensions

9 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 12 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.357