Watch stand

Watch stand
Title
Watch stand
Date 
1780-1820
Medium 
Iron, tin, varnish, glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 7 in. ( 17.5 x 12.1 x 17.8 cm )
Description 
Tinned and varnished sheet iron oval tray with one arm which holds a circular scalloped piece and another arm which holds a magnifying glass in a circular scalloped frame.
Credit Line 
Gift of Walter S. Poor
Object Number 
1944.247a-c
Marks 
scratched: behind reflector or screen: "5/6"
Gallery Label 
According to the donor, "this watch stand probably belonged to Joshua Brooks who came to the U.S. in 1797; a candle probably sat in the tray."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group