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Object Name Candle
Catalog Number 0985.13.00356
Description The candle is made of beeswax, tallow, iron, and wood. The waxed candle wicking is on a lamp incorporated into a metal bouchette affixed to an armature. The armature is screw-fitted to the end of a ten-inch shaft, which is affixed to a four-inch square base. An iron carrying ring is mounted to one side of the base.
Dimensions H-11.5 W-4.5 inches
Owned James T. Redd
Made James T. Redd
Provenance Candlestick with taper made by Mr. James T. Redd of Caroline County, Virginia, probably during the war.
People Redd, James T.
Search Terms Ersatz
Subjects Lighting
Candles
Candlemaking
women