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: 
1961.3b
Gallery Label: 
This oil lamp is attributed to William Holmes Webb.
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1825
eMuseum Object ID: 
18154
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Argand lamps

Classification: 
Date: 
1825-1840
Medium: 
Brass, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 3/4 x 12 x 5 3/8 in. ( 45.1 x 30.5 x 13.7 cm )
Description: 
Pair of brass, single-arm Argand lamps with removable frosted and cut shades, with original font mechanism and partial wick holder; central section consists of pedestal with urn at top; perpendicular arm supports wick holder and shade. Manufactured by "J.B. JONES & CO. / BOSTON / WARRANTED" second quarter 19th century. Lamps now electrified.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
1988.6ab
Marks: 
stamped: on brass plaque applied to font arm: "J.B. JONES & CO. / BOSTON / WARRANTED"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
17449
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Candle and rush holder

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1900-1930
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 3/4 x 5 7/8 x 1 in. ( 52.7 x 14.9 x 2.5 cm )
Description: 
Wrought iron candle and rushlight holder with circular loop end and two right angles to hinged rushlight clip, curved twisted branch to candleholder, with slit for facilitating wax removal.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1508
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: 
1930
eMuseum Object ID: 
13017
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fat lamp

Classification: 
Date: 
1700-1750
Medium: 
Iron, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 x 6 x 5 in. ( 55.9 x 15.2 x 12.7 cm )
Description: 
Wrought iron circular fat lamp with brass bird finial; wrought iron hook and u-shape handle.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1534
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: 
1750
eMuseum Object ID: 
13016
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Hand-held bull's-eye lantern

Classification: 
Date: 
1800-1830
Medium: 
Tin, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 x 3 1/2 x 4 in. ( 27.9 x 8.9 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Hand-held bull's-eye lantern with narrow cylindrical handle that holds a cylindrical light chamber with bull's eye glass door with a chimney above and clip on back.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1504
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: 
1830
eMuseum Object ID: 
13012
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Nutmeg grater

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1675-1775
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/4 × 6 1/2 × 2 in. (0.6 × 16.5 × 5.1 cm)
Description: 
Iron nutmeg grater (or snuff rasp) with pierced iron grater and small bowl or nutmeg receptical at top; foliate motifs and mask-like male faces chased on lid and opposite side; mounted figure engraved at center of lid which hinges on iron pin at base; quiver, arrow, and bow engraved on reverse of lid.
Object Number: 
INV.748
Marks: 
written: on inside of lid: "2251"
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. 304
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1775
eMuseum Object ID: 
12982
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Wax jack/ taper jack

Classification: 
Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Brass, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 14.6 x 8.3 cm )
Description: 
Brass taper stand or wax jack with circular pierced base; taper wound around thin shaft; scrolled handle; iron spring between taper clamp arms.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 
1924.54
Marks: 
engraved or struck: beneath base: "R"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1800
eMuseum Object ID: 
12934
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Candle mold

Classification: 
Date: 
1780-1830
Medium: 
Tin
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 27.6 x 7 x 9.5 cm )
Description: 
Tinned sheet iron candle mold with four molds arranged in 2 X 2 pattern, and handle.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1565
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: 
1830
eMuseum Object ID: 
12859
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Candlestick

Classification: 
Date: 
1770-1780
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/4 x 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. ( 24.8 x 10.8 x 10.8 cm )
Description: 
Brass classical revival candlestick with square molded base and fluted cylindrical shaft.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Caroline Phelps Stokes
Object Number: 
1896.19a
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1780
eMuseum Object ID: 
12796
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Chamberstick with finger holder and snuffer

Classification: 
Date: 
1825-1870
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 1 1/4 x 2 in. ( 10.2 x 3.2 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Brass chamberstick with saucer base; baluster shaped shaft with slide and socket with bobeche; loop handle has thumbrest and a square hole to receive a cone shaped snuffer
Credit Line: 
Gift of Caroline Phelps Stokes
Object Number: 
1896.12ab
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1870
eMuseum Object ID: 
12587
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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