CHOICE Two-Light TABLE-TOP Adjustable Lighting Stand.....SOLD
New England, likely Connecticut, ca. early to mid-18th century. Rare fully developed and delightfully small sophisticated form. The slow-lathe turned ball feet are tenoned into and through a chamfered and tapered chestnut cross-base supporting a beautifully turned maple column, the top of which has hand-turned threads to allow vertical raising and lowering of the two-light candlearm. The tenoned feet are secured in place with wrought nails. Even after approaching three centuries the candle-arm still retains the original carved removable candle sockets. Although it could be well positioned on the floor, the small size (just 28 inches tall) and light weight were designed to provide lighting from a table top, desk, or chest. Superb original condition with nut-brown color. An early lighting design treasure. Private collection. ASK FOR HIGH RES PHOTOS!