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Push-Button Candlestick

​Brass boudoir candlestick with saucer bottom. Push button on the shaft and handle on the saucer.

Object number: 1932.11.1

Dimensions: 6-1/2” diameter, x 4-1/2” high

Estimated age circa 1790-1800.

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…