Shaker Tin Hanging Candle Sconce
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2731M
- Date / Time :
- June 15, 2014 12:00PM
Shaker Tin Hanging Candle Sconce, Hancock, Massachusetts, early 19th century, with crimped edge on the arched crest and reeded borders, with lower shelf to hold matches, ht. 19, wd. 6, dp. 4 1/2 in.
Literature: Shaker Furniture: The Craftsmanship of an American Communal Sect, plates 1 and 27; Shaker: Furniture and Objects, p. 75; and Gather Up the Fragments, p. 338.
Exhibitions: Probably Whitney Museum, 1935, #2; Renwick, 1973.
"The tin candle sconce (from Hancock) is provided with a rack for matches or matchbox," Andrews and Andrews, Shaker Furniture, p. 67. It has a scalloped top edge and would have been hung from a nail.
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