Halsey Munson Americana
204 North Summit Avenue
Decatur, Illinois 62522
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Sand Weighted Double Tabletop Candlestand
Early 19th C. sheet iron tabletop candlestand with a double socket adjustable drip tray and a sand-weighted base. Usually, sand-ballasted stands adjust candle height with the friction of one or two sprung arms against the center post. This one is unusual in that a hidden mechanism inside the canister that supports the drip tray performs the same function. An uncommonly sophisticated design. Interestingly, an early owner elected to limit vertical travel by wrapping the post with thread and sealing it with wax, precisely like the collar that joins the blown glass bulbs of pre-1760 sand glasses. 31” tall.