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Pair Brass Sconces

Two-armed sconces with solid brass plates. Arms have curled brass ornamental pieces. Possibly belonged to Col. John Hinton. Given in memory of Miss Mary Hilliard Hinton.

Object number: 1977.3.1-2

Dimensions: Plate: 6 1/2” x 2 3/4” : arm depth 5 1/10”

Estimated date: 18th century.



What visitors say

Thank you so much for leading us on a guided tour of the Joel Lane House! I had no idea that the kitchen was separate from the main house, and how different the two are. I had always assumed that the most dangerous job for a slave was in the fields, but your expertise showed me that the kitchen (because of the heat and potential for fire) was actually the most dangerous for a slave woman…

Maggie