Paul McInnis Inc., Hampton Falls, New Hampshire; Ronald Bourgeault, Hampton, New Hampshire; Christie's, New York, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Eddy Nicholson, January 27, 1995, sale 8082, lot 1169.
This rare four legged candlestands is part of a group of stands that have been recovered in New Hampshire and are attributed to John Dunlap II (1784-1869) of Antrim, New Hampshire based upon closely related inlay on signed games tables. Two games tables bear the inscription 1807 - Cabinet and Chairmaker Antrim. Antrim is located in the Southwest corner of New Hampshire near the Connecticut River, For additional information on the related games tables see Plain & Elegant, Rich & Common: Documented New Hampshire Furniture, 1750-1850 (Concord, NH: New Hampshire Historical Society, 1978), p. 92-3, no. 36.
Overall fine condition. Wear commensurate with age and use. Few minor age splits at the top of the standard. Bottom two inches of one foot is ended out and replaced. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.