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Candlestand

Place Made:
Salem North Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
1800-1861
Medium:
maple
Dimensions:
HOA 28 1/2; WOA 18 1/2; DOA 18 1/2
Accession Number:
107
Description:
DESCRIPTION: Curly maple tripod stand, rectangular top, turned post.
History:
LABEL NOTES: Salem inventories almost universally list candelstands, and Pennsylvania inventories most often place them in the dining room/back parlors. This apparently was where the candlesticks were kept during the day, as the family would most likely be in this room when it began to get dark, and the candles could be lit and carried around the house.
Credit Line:
Old Salem Purchase Fund