Candleholder

Object Number: 
1933.226
Date: 
1855-1880
Medium: 
Tin
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 3/8 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/8 in. ( 3.5 x 3.8 x 5.4 cm )
Marks: 
typed: attached note: "FOR MY FRIEND----/ MR W.D. CALVER/LITTLE TIN WINDOW-SCONCE,/WHICH BURNED IN THE OLD HOUSE/ I WAS BORN IN - AT THE PEACE/ CELEBRATION THE NIGHT PRES-/-IDENT LINCOLN WAS KILLED"
Description: 
Sconce formed of sheet tin cylindrical socket attached to flat polygonal base with elongated acute angle in rear.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, the former owner of this candle holder was Emma N. Carleton, New Albany, Indiana.
Credit Line: 
Gift of William L. Calver
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group