Fine 18th C Antique American Iron Rush Light Rushlight Early Lighting Aafa For Sale
a collection of early lighting assembled throughout New England over
three decades ago, this is an outstanding example of an original
colonial period American rushlight.
Dating from the early to mid 18th century, this 1730-1770 example exhibits a wonderful representation of New England period wrought iron manufacture coupled with a lovely base in a superb patina.
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Of particular note to the formation of the wrought iron elements was making the formation of the counter balance arm to include a formed socketed cup; allowing the owner to additionally capitalize on having the device hold wax and tallow candles. Fully intact, and near fine original condition. Beautiful 250+ year old lighting device exhibits only the slightest oxidation to the iron with some expected occasional wear to the base.
Truly one of the nicest examples from the private collection it was acquired from. We are pleased to offer this outstanding American rushlight for an sale period of one week, sold without reserve.
Thank you for visiting our store and be sure to visit The Country Tin for other examples of metalware, primitives and early American country furnishings.
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country-side of rural New York and surrounding states, we spend a great
deal of time buying items from dealers, old collections, attending
sales, antique shows/shops, flea markets, estate sales, barn sales
and every other opportunity we can have to bring quality primitives to
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