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Standing iron candlestand

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This candle stand, unusual in being both signed and dated, is a rare example of a lighting device found in many eighteenth-century homes. Gerrish was a Boston gunsmith with the metalworking skills necessary to create this stand fitted with brass candle cups, finial, and a ferrule (a ring around...

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Provenance

Early history unknown; lent by Hollis French, July 6, 1927, and made a gift in 1940.

Credit Line

Gift of Hollis French

1736

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 125.1 cm (49 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

40.606

Medium or Technique

Wrought iron, brass

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Lighting Devices