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Lot 1104

WROUGHT-IRON TABLE-TOP COMBINATION RUSHLIGHT HOLDER

Estimate: $100 - $150
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WROUGHT-IRON TABLE-TOP COMBINATION RUSHLIGHT HOLDER, spiraling shaft supporting hinged rushlight scissor-form holder jaws with a spiraling arm counterweight extension terminating in a single candle socket, socket with two circular-form extracting holes, spike form supported by a cylinder-form wooden block. 19th century. 12" HOA, 3 1/4" D base.
Literature: Parallels Rushlight Club - Early Lighting, p. 13, fig. 2-14 left.

Condition

Very good overall condition with expected wear, some overall moderate pitting and light rust, wooden base with significant insect damage and losses to the wood.

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Deaccessioned by the Valentine Museum, Richmond, VA to benefit collections care, preservation, and future acquisitions.