Candle Stand

Date: 1800–1840

Geography: Made in New Lebanon, New York, United States

Culture: American, Shaker

Medium: Cherry

Dimensions: 25 1/2 x 18 x 18 in. (64.8 x 45.7 x 45.7 cm)

Classification: Furniture

Credit Line: Friends of the American Wing Fund, 1966

Accession Number: 66.10.21

Description

Although several similar stands exist, this example is one of the finest known. Note the elongated "wine-bottle" post and the graceful springing legs, which are tapered both in thickness and length. An almost identical stand is owned by the Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

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