Candle stands Photos

In order to read or work by candlelight, the flame should be close and at the right height. Furniture to hold candles ranged from custom designed pieces where the candlestick could be screwed to a higher level as the candle burned shorter. Other households used less elaborate candle stands which were small diameter tables, usually sitting on tripod legs so the candles did not wobble and tip.

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Candlestick with spiral adjustment at Strong House. Windsor, CT.Adjustable height ratchet rush lamp at Conde-Charlotte Museum. Mobile, AL.Standing adjustable height candle holder made in New England at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Adjustable height wooden candle stick to keep light at right level at Judson House. Stratford, CT.
Candlestick with spiral adjustment at Strong House. Windsor, CT.Adjustable height ratchet rush lamp at Conde-Charlotte Museum. Mobile, AL.Standing adjustable height candle holder (late 18th C) made in New England at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Adjustable height wooden candle stick to keep light at right level at Judson House. Stratford, CT.
Caned armchair with adjustable-height candle stand at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Chaise lounge with candle table in southeast bedroom at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.Candle stand & bed warmer in bedroom at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.Lamp table at Lefferts Homestead museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Caned armchair with adjustable-height candle stand at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Chaise lounge with candle table in southeast bedroom at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.Candle stand & bed warmer in bedroom at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.Lamp table at Lefferts Homestead museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Candle stand table at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Small table & corner chair at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Candlesticks on small round table in guest room at Peacefield. Quincy, MA.Pine candle stand by American Goodgeon at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.
Candle stand table at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Small table & corner chair at Conference House. Staten Island, NY.Candlesticks on small round table in guest room at Peacefield. Quincy, MA.Pine candle stand (c1830-50) by American Goodgeon at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.
Lap desk & gimbaled candleholder at Columbia River Maritime Museum. Astoria, OR.Pull-out candle shelf on secretary which belonged to Moses Brown at John Cabot House. Beverly, MA.Piano with candle holders at Edward Steves Homestead Museum. San Antonio, TX.Shaving stand with mirror & adjustable candle holders at Capt. Charles Schreiner Mansion. Kerrville, TX.
Lap desk & gimbaled candleholder at Columbia River Maritime Museum. Astoria, OR.Pull-out candle shelf on secretary which belonged to Moses Brown at John Cabot House. Beverly, MA.Piano with candle holders at Edward Steves Homestead Museum. San Antonio, TX.Shaving stand with mirror & adjustable candle holders at Capt. Charles Schreiner Mansion. Kerrville, TX.
Shaving mirror stand in Jefferson Davis bedroom at Beauvoir. Biloxi, MS.Silver mirror stand with candlesticks at Park-McCullough Historic Estate. North Bennington, VT.Card table from Boston, MA with English silver candlesticks at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Card table with corner candle sticks in Rococo style in drawing room at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.
Shaving mirror stand in Jefferson Davis bedroom at Beauvoir. Biloxi, MS.Silver mirror stand with candlesticks at Park-McCullough Historic Estate. North Bennington, VT.Card table (c1730-59) from Boston, MA with English silver candlesticks at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Card table with corner candle sticks in Rococo style (1755-90) in drawing room at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.
Sofa & candle tables in hall at Neill-Cochran House Museum. Austin, TX.


Sofa & candle tables in hall at Neill-Cochran House Museum. Austin, TX.



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