Candlestand

Candlestand
Candlestand
Candlestand
Title
Candlestand
Date 
1760-1790
Medium 
Mahogany
Dimensions 
Overall: 27 x 18 3/8 x 20 in. ( 68.6 x 46.7 x 50.8 cm )
Description 
Chippendale style candlestand with circular top on tripod pedestal base consisting of ring-and-vase-turned column supported on serpentine legs with snake feet.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Richard Gosman
Object Number 
1946.308
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group