Overall: 6 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 in. ( 16.2 x 6.4 x 2.5 cm )
Iron snuffer with rectangular wick-end box with carved and slightly fluted top, circular finger holes.
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.
Gift of Enoch G. Megrue
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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