Antique American Tilt Top Mahogany Candle Stand, Ca. 1760
America Ca. 1760
A simple but elegant candle stand with a tilting top, probably made in or near Boston, Massachusetts in the third quarter of the 18th century. It is made of a very heavy dense
mahogany. Typical of Boston area tilt top tables of this period it has a thick mahogany block at the top of the post.
Very good antique condition. The finish is pleasing. There is an old crack at the base of the post which is reinforced by an iron cleat that adds support to all three legs. The cleat has hand made screws which indicates it was installed before 1840. Some minor adjustments (all easily reversed) have been made to correct a slightly off level top.
28 1/2" high, 21 1/4" diameter top.