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Object Number: 
Overall: 27 x 18 3/8 x 20 in. ( 68.6 x 46.7 x 50.8 cm )
Chippendale style candlestand with circular top on tripod pedestal base consisting of ring-and-vase-turned column supported on serpentine legs with snake feet.
Gallery Label: 
This candlestand belonged to Andrew Brogaw, who resided on Middleburgh Avenue in Long Island City during the Revolutionary War. According to the donor, a dent was made in the top of the table by the scabbard of a British officer when the house was occupied by Hessian troops around 1780. The tabletop, however, is a modern replacement, as are the legs of the tripod. The central column appears to be original.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Richard Gosman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group