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Lot 15: Important Oval Top Candlestand


Late 18th/early 19th c. New England, Hepplewhite, tip-top, mahogany, oval top candlestand, with even pedestal, branchwood line inlay around the circumference of the top, central oval inlaid cartouche depicting a Federal style eagle and red and black shield, eagle holding an arrow and sheath of wheat in its talons, with a crest of 13 stars over 5 stars (Louisiana was the 18th state admitted to the Union April 30, 1812), all on finely shaped tripod legs, lifted on slightly beveled and canted spade feet, very minor repairs where a leg attaches to shaft, appears to be the original varnish finish, 29″ h, 16″ w (top), 23 1/2″ l, 42″ h (tipped up), (ex. Milliken estate, Duxbury, MA). [Note: This classic Federal candlestand is the best we have ever sold in 40 years of estate auctions. Its' exceptional proportion, carvings and turning, color, and eagle inlaid top make it the work of a master American craftsman.]

Estimate: $8,000-12,000

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