Eastern Virginia, probably Nansemond County
Circa 1800
H: 29.75” (top down), 39” (top up); diameter: 18.75”

This petite candlestand is a product of a country cabinetmaker who devised his own mechanical systems to secure the top to the turned stand. Instead of a birdcage, he fashioned a wooden peg that locks the op on place. There is also a unique application of the iron spider to the underside of the base, which is secured by a metal peg or rivet that penetrates the entire width of the leg.


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