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Tilting-Top Candlestand

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Mahogany
DATES ca. 1765
DIMENSIONS 26 3/4 x 20 3/4 x 21 in. (67.9 x 52.7 x 53.3 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS [collector's labels] Typed sticker applied to bottom of birdcage: "To be detached and fixed on back of object before delivery to driver, Name of owner: Howard Reifsnyder, Street: 3914 Walnut Street, City: Philadelphia, Name of Object: one (1) Tripod Tilt Top Table" Label attached to bottom of table top: "Carved mahogany tilting top candle stand, American, Circa 1765, No. 622 Reifsnyder Collection, American Art Gallery Sale April 27 - 1929"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 1997.150.17
CREDIT LINE Matthew Scott Sloan Collection, Gift of Lidie Lane Sloan McBurney
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Tilting-Top Candlestand, ca. 1765. Mahogany, 26 3/4 x 20 3/4 x 21 in. (67.9 x 52.7 x 53.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Matthew Scott Sloan Collection, Gift of Lidie Lane Sloan McBurney, 1997.150.17. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1997.150.17_transp691.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1997.150.17_transp691.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Mahogany candle stand with tilting top. Slightly dished circular top with molded rim; top revolves and tilts over a birdcage composed of four turned balusters. Central pillar with turned ball and reel above arched tripod base. Scalloping below base of pillar and underside of upper portions of legs. Claw and ball feet. Metal brace underneath pillar nailed to juncture of three legs. CONDITION - Chipped top of post in birdcage. One broken leg, beak at bend glued. metal brace is later addition,
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