Whimsical Carved Painted Hogscraper Candlesticks 
Rarities that I have never seen.  

American, 19th century. Original polychrome paint on pine/poplar.

These are not functioning candlesticks, rather delightful “just for nice” faux hogscrapers and candles, carved from wood. The example with gold and red base is ca. 1840, beautifully developed with dry patinated paint. The one with black-painted base is likely a bit later (ca. 1860), made to emulate the first, with a bit less patination and slightly less developed. Superb well cared-for structural condition, with paint wear on the column of the earlier candlestick. Each about 6 ¾ inches tall.

Provenance: Private Northeast collection purchased from Richard (Smitty) Axtell.

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