Jan & John Maggs

Antiques and Art

Early brass candle sconce

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An attractive candle sconce with three graceful arms, each supporting a candle socket and drip pan.

The central core has a ring at the top, turnings above and below the cylindrical ring, and a proud ball, a spool, and a teardrop-shaped finial below.

Each of the three arms has a tenon which is inserted into a mortise in the ring, where it is secured with a brass ball-topped pin.

Two circular holes were drilled in the core when, at some point in its life, the sconce was wired. Those holes have been filled and are invisible from outside.

Because of their construction, the arms are easily detached by removing the pin. Free of the central core, each arm may then be used as a chamber stick or “go-to-bed”.

The piece has been de-lacquered and hand polished. It has excellent patina and is tight and secure.

The sconce has the classic proportions of Dutch chandeliers of the 17th century. It is 12 ½” high by 12 ½” wide.

English or Continental, mid-18th century.

Price: $495

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Inventory #25946

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