Candle Stand, Cherry, American, Shaker

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
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 734
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.
Faith and Edward Deming Andrews, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, until 1966