Table Candlestand, 19th century
In eighteenth century rooms, a single candle made of dipped or molded wax could keep the gloom at bay. Iron candlesticks with adjustable arms accommodated a variety of focused tasks. Chandeliers with multiple candles were an extravagance reserved for the wealthy or special occasions.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 39.4 × 21 cm (15 1/2 × 8 1/4 in.)
Cite this object as
Table Candlestand, 19th century; wood, wrought iron; H x W: 39.4 × 21 cm (15 1/2 × 8 1/4 in.); Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair in memory of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1941-98-80
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Ellen DeGeneres Selects.