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Museum Rarity 18th C American Trestle Foot X-base Wood Lighting Shield For Sale
MUSEUM RARITY 18TH C AMERICAN TRESTLE FOOT X-BASE WOOD LIGHTING SHIELD
STRAIGHT FROM A GREAT VIRGINA COLLECTION OF EARLY LIGHTING. WE PURCHASED THREE EXTREMELY RARE SHIELDS, THIS IS THE LAST ONE.
AN EXTREMELY RARE 18TH CENTURY AMERICAN WOODEN ADJUSTABLE CANDLE or FIRE SHIELD, NEW ENGLAND, Circa 1770-1790 WITH THE ABSOLUTE BEST MINIATURE TRESTLE X-BASE FEET AND A FANTASTIC SCALLOP CUT SHIELD ENTIRELY IN NATIVE CHERRY.
A very rare form. This would have been used by a wealthy lady in the early 18th century. It would have been placed on the Floor or table and used much like a fire screen. It would shield the light and flame of a lighting device. Very few of these have survived in wood. You would lift the shield up as needed and secure it with a nail or knob.
Usually we find the more common brass and fabric examples of the early 19th century.
The entire piece is in Native Cherry and still retains mush of its original RED PAINTED SURFACE.
The trestle feet are PERFECT and they STILL RETAIN THEIR ORIGINAL SQUARE HEADED NAILS. As seen, there is an old addition to the right side.
A MUSEUM QUALITY PIECE OF 18TH CENTURY AMERICAN LIGHTING.
There is a similar example, although with a much more plain shield illustrated in "Furniture Treasury", by Wallace Nutting, plate 1417.
38 1/2" tall, the feet are 6" across.
IT ADJUSTS FROM 18" UP TO 38"
Typical wear and tear associated with an item of this age.
Low starting Price and .
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Museum Rarity 18th C American Trestle Foot X-base Wood Lighting Shield: $292