Candle snuffer

Object Number: 
1941.607
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 in. ( 16.2 x 6.4 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Iron snuffer with rectangular wick-end box with carved and slightly fluted top, circular finger holes.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this candle snuffer was purchased at an auction in Berryville, VA, at the home of Betty and Virginia Washington, daughters of a Dr. Washington. The sisters were descended from George Washington.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Enoch G. Megrue
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group