- Cornelius Kierstede (1674–ca. 1757)
- ca. 1705
- Made in New York, New York, United States
- Overall: 11 3/4 x 6 7/16 x 6 7/16 in. (29.8 x 16.4 x 16.4 cm); 26 oz. 2 dwt. (811.9 g)
Candlestick (without bobeche): H. 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm); 22 oz. 18 dwt. (712.9 g)
Bobeche: 2 3/16 x 2 13/16 x 2 3/4 in. (5.6 x 7.1 x 7 cm); 3 oz. 4 dwt. (99 g)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Mrs. Clermont L. Barnwell, 1964
- Accession Number:
- 64.83a, b
These richly ornamented candlesticks and the accompanying snuffer stand were originally owned by Johannes Schuyler, the mayor of Albany from 1703 to 1706, and his wife, Elsie Staats Schuyler, who were married in 1695. The chinoiserie chasing on the bases is extremely rare in American silver.
Inscription: engraved on underside of base in shaded roman: S / I * E
scratched on underside of base: 26 = onsen : 8 (tilted to the side) : pinnie
Marking: marked twice on base: CK (in rectangle)
Elizabeth Staats Wendell (1659–1737) and Johannes Schuyler (1668–1747); according to family history, by descent to Elizabeth Marié Barnwell (1860–1940); to her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Steward Morris Burrill (Mrs. Clermont Livingston) Barnwell (1895–1985); gift to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1964.