Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will close at 3pm on November 26 and remain closed through November 27. For details, please visit our calendar.

Oil lamp

Oil lamp
Title
Oil lamp
Date 
1842-1880
Medium 
Pewter, brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 5 x 4 7/8 in. ( 12.7 x 12.4 cm )
Description 
Pewter oil lamp with saucer base, urn-shaped and domed reservoir.
Credit Line 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number 
1920.39
Marks 
struck: on lamp top: "ARCHER'S PATENT PHILADA JUNE 18TH 1842"
Provenance 
Formerly of the George W. Nash Collection of Ulster County, New York Household Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group