Iron, tin, varnish, glass
Overall: 6 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 7 in. ( 17.5 x 12.1 x 17.8 cm )
scratched: behind reflector or screen: "5/6"
Tinned and varnished sheet iron oval tray with one arm which holds a circular scalloped piece and another arm which holds a magnifying glass in a circular scalloped frame.
According to the donor, "this watch stand probably belonged to Joshua Brooks who came to the U.S. in 1797; a candle probably sat in the tray."
Gift of Walter S. Poor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.