Candle snuffer and stand

Candle snuffer and stand
Title
Candle snuffer and stand
Date 
ca. 1850
Medium 
Sheffield plate
Dimensions 
Part (snuffer): 1 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. (4.1 x 5.7 x 18.4 cm) Part (tray): 3/4 x 8 5/8 x 4 1/4 in. (1.9 x 21.9 x 10.8
Description 
Cast silver plate candle snuffer and stand; scissors form snuffer with flat, shaped arms; one arm with a triangular, pointed end and an applied rectangular pan with rounded corners; short, opposite arm fitted with a vertically applied conforming blade; applied, shell decoration on the pointed end and two bands and two shell motifs applied across the top of the pan; circular pivot with an applied, foliate disk; oval grips joined to the arms with cast, c-scrolls; three cast ball feet applied to the outsides of the grips and the base of the pointed arm; rectangular stand with raised convex sides, an applied gadrooned rim and shell and foliate scrolls applied to the corners; no maker's marks.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Constance Schermerhorn Skillin
Object Number 
1937.195ab
Gallery Label 
This candle snuffer and stand descended to the donor through John P. Schermerhorn (1808-1887) and Louise Schermerhorn.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group