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Table Candlestand, 19th century

This is a Table candlestand. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is wood, wrought iron. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

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.

This object was donated by Mrs. J. Insley Blair and Mrs. J. Insley Blair. It is credited Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair in memory of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

  • Rush Candle Holder
  • wood, wrought iron.
  • Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair in memory of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1941-98-31
  • Lamp (USA)
  • iron, wood.
  • Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair in memory of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1941-98-39-a/c

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.

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