Object photography

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On View Barbara Weld Putnam Gallery, level 1

Object description

  • American manufacturer
  • Whale oil chandelier, 1830-1845
  • Iron, tin, glass
  • Massachusetts, United States
  • H: 4 1/4 in, dia.: 11 3/4 in (H: 10.8 cm, dia.: 29.8 cm)
  • Gift of Miss Ellen M. Stone, 1993
  • 101260

DESCRIPTION

This is a Grecian-style, six light chandelier for whale oil. Cut-glass pendants hang from the iron ring from which the socket or peg lamps protrude.

Exhibition History

  • American Decorative Arts exhibition, Peabody Essex Museum; June 03, 2003 through Present