Candlestick

Object Number: 
1949.241
Date: 
1790-1800
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/4 x 7 in. ( 10.8 x 17.8 cm )
Description: 
Brass chamberstick with large saucer base and cylindrical shaft.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this candlestick was brought from Scotland in 1802 by Agnes Hall, who married David Smith. They ran an inn at East Chester that Lafayette visited in 1824 on his way to Boston, when he used this candlestick. The candlestick was passed down to Sarah Jane Smith (Mrs. Robinson Boyce), then to Nicholas Hall Boyce, and finally to Mary Boyce (Mrs. Mary Boyce Spell), the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Mary Boyce Spell
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group