Wax jack/taper jack

Classification: 
Date: 
1700-1750
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 2 7/8 in. ( 11.4 x 19.7 x 7.3 cm )
Description: 
Wrought iron wax jack or taper stand with trefoil feet supporting square platform with scalloped edge and engraved; with central support for scissor like clippers and applied stem handle with seven-lobed leaf terminus.
Object Number: 
Z.2886
Bibliography: 
Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds., "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick." New York: Bard Graduate Center, New-York Historical Society, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 306
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1750
eMuseum Object ID: 
37977
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Lard lamps (Kinnear type)

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1851
Medium: 
Tin, iron, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/2 × 5 3/8 in. (21.6 × 13.7 cm)
Description: 
One of a pair of tin lamps with compressed barrel shaped reservoirs with brass plaques and screw cap on tin cylindrical shafts supported by cast iron funnel shaped feet with pierced motifs: a) geometric lattice work and b) row of elongated tear drops and band of quatrefoil. Tops have wide slots for a flat wick, a small wick tube at one side for a night light, and a fuel orifice with a brass screw-on lid. Loop sockets at both sides for wire brackets to hold missing shade
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1496a
Marks: 
on brass plaque: " S.N. & H.C. UFFORD/ 113 COURT ST. / BOSTON / KINNEARS PATENT / FEB 4, 1851"
Gallery Label: 
Patented by Delmar Kinnear, Circleville, Ohio, Feb. 4, 1851. The small wick provides additional heat to prevent the lard from solidifying. This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1851
eMuseum Object ID: 
37912
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fat lamp (twin pan crusie lamp)

Classification: 
Date: 
1750-1850
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 1 7/8 x 4 in. ( 14 x 4.8 x 10.2 cm ) with hook: 13 1/4 in. ( 33.7 cm )
Description: 
Wrought iron fat lamp (or twin pan crusie lamp) with spiraling hook.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Caroline Phelps Stokes
Object Number: 
1896.16ab
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
37882
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Argand lamp

Classification: 
Date: 
1825-1850
Medium: 
Brass, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 8 in. ( 52.1 x 44.4 x 20.3 cm )
Description: 
Set of three brass Argand lamps, one (1940.49a-e) with two arms; with an urn atop column, foliate- edged ring around top of urn with two eagles, and lotus finial; holes to hang prisms on urn ring and central foliate ring; frosted glass shades with floral motifs: cylindrical glass chimneys.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Mary Clinton Brown, presented in memory of Caroline Hamilton Brown
Object Number: 
1940.49a-e
Marks: 
raised on brass plaque below glass globe: "J. B. Wilbor / New York"
Gallery Label: 
These lamps belonged to the Clinton family. The prisms are missing from them.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
37823
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Argand lamp

Classification: 
Date: 
1825-1850
Medium: 
Brass, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 8 in. ( 52.1 x 26.7 x 20.3 cm )
Description: 
Set of three brass Argand lamps, one with single arm; with an urn atop column, foliate- edged ring around top of urn with two eagles, and lotus finial; holes to hang prisms on urn ring and central foliate ring; frosted glass shades with floral motifs: later cylindrical glass chimneys.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Mary Clinton Brown, presented in memory of Caroline Hamilton Brown
Object Number: 
1940.50a-c
Marks: 
raised on brass plaque below glass globe: "J. B. Wilbor / New York"
Gallery Label: 
These lamps belonged to the Clinton family.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
37822
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Magnifying lens attachment for bull's-eye lamp

Classification: 
Date: 
1850-1860
Medium: 
Glass, pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 3 7/8 x 3 in. ( 3.8 x 9.8 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
One round convex lense in pewter frame with shade.
Object Number: 
1956.175
Marks: 
stamped: on frame: "Patent"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1860
eMuseum Object ID: 
37804
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Candlestick

Classification: 
Date: 
1870-1890
Medium: 
Electroplated silver on brass, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/8 x 3 x 3 in. ( 15.6 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Stamped and silver plated brass classical revival candlestick; square base weighted with iron core; beaded edges and floral swags stamped on brass.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Lena Cadwalader Evans
Object Number: 
1939.150
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
37651
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Candlestick

Classification: 
Date: 
1870-1890
Medium: 
Electroplated silver on brass, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/8 x 3 x 3 in. ( 15.6 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Stamped and silver plated classical revival brass candlestick; square base weighted with iron core; beaded edges and floral swags stamped on brass.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Lena Cadwalader Evans
Object Number: 
1939.149
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1890
eMuseum Object ID: 
37650
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Oil lamp

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1825
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 21 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Brass whale oil lamp; circular molded base; baluster stem and fuel reservoir.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John V. Irwin
Object Number: 
1961.3a
Gallery Label: 
This oil lamp is attributed to William Homes Webb.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1825
eMuseum Object ID: 
37574
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Candlesticks (2)

Classification: 
Date: 
1550-1650
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 5/8 × 6 3/8 in. (21.9 × 16.2 cm)
Description: 
Pair of nearly identical candlesticks with raised bobeche with stepped domed stem base, with multi-flange knop stem with cylindrical rimmed sockets with two rectangular pierced holes on each side.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1537a
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1650
eMuseum Object ID: 
37538
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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