Antique 18th C Wrought Iron Hanging Candle Holder Loom Light Early Lighting Aafa For Sale
15 1/2" Long 2 1/2" extension
Lovely example of a mid to late 18th century loom light in wonderful original condition.
hand forged, blacksmith made, this circa 1750-1780 example showcases
excellent signs of craft and is more than likely New England in origin,
though this style of design shows up in Pennslyvania culture during the
period as well.
The original blacksmith who created this piece made a hanging candle holder by expertly forming iron into a bottom candle cup.
candleholders such as this would have been kept at various locations in
an early home, hung from lamp support spikes, over door frames, off the
backs of ladder back chairs, etc. One such location was also off a
weaving loom, this style of light bears its namesake as lore has it that
young women would work their looms into the evening by the illumination
of the single socketed candleholder.
is some slight pitting to the wrought iron from age, but overall the
piece is in fine condition with solid structural support.
a great piece of early New England colonial era lighting as seen
referenced in numerous volumes on the subject of period interior
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Antique 18th C Wrought Iron Hanging Candle Holder Loom Light Early Lighting Aafa: $260