Very Fine and Rare William and Mary Line-and-Berry Inlaid Walnut Candlestand, Chester County, Pennsylvania, Circa 1725

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January 23, 10:36 PM GMT


20,000 - 25,000 USD

Lot Details


Very Fine and Rare William and Mary Line-and-Berry Inlaid Walnut Candlestand

Chester County, Pennsylvania

Circa 1725

Retains a dark historic surface. Ball feet replaced.

Height 28 5/8 in. by Width 17 1/4 in. by Depth 17 1/2 in.

Merion Township collector in 1930’s;
Private Collection;
James M. Kilvington, Inc., Greenville, Delaware.
This candlestand, with its molded tulip-inlaid octagonal and top turned pillar supported by three Flemish-scroll legs, is the only known example with line-and-berry inlay.  It tangentially relates to a stand possibly from the shop of Joseph Claypoole in the collection of the Chipstone Foundation and two related New Jersey candlestands with Flemish-scroll feet supported on ball feet (see Alan Miller, “Flux in Design and Methods in Early Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia Furniture,” American Furniture 2014, ed. Luke Beckerdite, (Milwaukee, WI: Chipstone Foundation, 2014), pp. 46-7, fig. 25). One New Jersey stand is in the collection of the Monmouth County Historical Association (acc. no. 2002.575) the other was sold at Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, January 23, 2018, sale 9805, lot 206.