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Pair Push-Up Candlesticks

Pair of brass push-up candlesticks with round bases and cylinder shafts with urn shape between base and cylinder.

Object number: 1979.3.1-2

Dimensions: 7 1/2” high; base is 3 9/10” in diameter

Estimated age: circa 1790



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