Halsey Munson Americana
204 North Summit Avenue
Decatur, Illinois 62522
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Rare Tole Painted 10” Sheet Iron Candle Holder
Unusual, tall 10” tole painted sheet iron candle holder with a 6½” crimped base, a 3” crimped drip pan, under a candle socket with folded rim, and a gracefully scrolled sheet iron handle. This general form was typically used for an Ipswitch betty or an open pan lamp. I’m irresistibly drawn to the exceptional and this is the only example I can recall made to accept a wax candle. Inside the base, and much worn from repeated cleanings, a pair of Berlin, CT-style green and salmon painted flower heads are still visible, encircled by the same salmon teardrop brush strokes that rim the drip pan above. Excellent condition with a minor perforation rust on the base. CT, ca. 1800-1850.