Candlestick

Candlestick
Title
Candlestick
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Mary Boyce Spell
Object Number 
1949.241
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group