Telescopic candlestand

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1780-1820

GUSN

GUSN-7492

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

Descriptive Terms

candlestands (furniture)
brass (alloy)
gilding
japanning
lacquering
turning (shaping process)
wood (plant material)
Chinoiserie
floral patterns
scalloping
Lacquered
Japanned
Gilded
Turned
Scalloped
Brass
Chinoiserie
Floral
CANDLESTAND

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

43.063 x 19.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.336.2