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Candlestick

Date:
1670–1700
Medium:
Brass
Dimensions:
H. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm); Diam. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Bequest of Flora E. Whiting, 1971
Accession Number:
1971.180.69
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 710
A typical household in seventeenth-century New England owned several metal or ceramic candlesticks. Wax candles were an expensive rarity—most colonists made their own candles from tallow (animal fat).
Mrs. Giles (Flora E.) Whiting, Scarborough, New York, until died 1971
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