Whale Oil Lamp, Electrified

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

ca. 1840

GUSN

GUSN-4040

Description

Colorless pressed body; elongated font with pressed design of scalloped ring above tulip patterned walls with sloping shoulders surmounted by pewter collar; vase- and ring-turned pedestal support terminating in octagonal base; fitted for electricity.

Details

Descriptive Terms

whale oil lamps
electric lamps (lighting device forms)
flint glass
pewter (tin alloy)
pressing
floral patterns
flowers (plants)
tulipwood (Brazilian, wood)
glass (material)
tin (metal)
floral patterns
flowers (plants)
tulipwood (Brazilian, wood)
Glass
Pewter
Tulip
Pressed
LAMP, OIL

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Lighting Device

Dimensions

17.125 x 12.25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.348