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.
It is credited
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair in memory of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
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.