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Chandelier Head

Artist/Maker:
Eberhardt, Ludwig
Place Made:
Salem North Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
1800
Medium:
tin –paint –iron –wood
Dimensions:
DIA (body) 9; HOA 32 1/2; WOA 52
Accession Number:
C-71
Description:
A chandelier with six arms. Leaf like decoration near where it would connect to the ceiling. Oak body with poplar finials and drop.

This is one of the chandeliers Eliza Vierling Kremer referred to in her reminiscenses when she wrote, ” In the church there were large chandeliers of candles & in the middle of each service the sexton would go around with an immense pair of snuffers & snuff the candles. Sometimes he would snuff one out, & have to relight it. The purpose of our first fair was to buy lamps for the church & the chandelier now in the Bethania church was purchased for $75 and green blinds (like grandma Fries’) were put up at the windows. ” [Original copy is at Salem College, Special collections. Transcript in Gray Library, OSMG].

Credit Line:
Wachovia Historical Society Collection