Sconce

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1820-1865

GUSN

GUSN-2917

Description

Paint-decorated tinware sconce, of round shape, its side is painted black with red circles, the backplate is of plain tin with a starburst over-pattern and facted central pewter reflector behind the round plate of glass; there is a candle holder on the bracket extending from the base with a round disk and cylindrical holder (with wax candle).

Details

Descriptive Terms

sconces
glass (material)
painting (coating)
pewter (tin alloy)
soldering
tin (metal)
stars
Tin
Pewter
Glass
Painted
Soldered
Starburst
Circle
SCONCE

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Lighting Device

Dimensions

9.25 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1389