Wood Candle Lantern 19th Century

This wooden candle lantern, late 18th early 19th century, ,  has 4  glass sides one of which is a door that opens to light the candle. Note the chamfered corner posts, base and top

Approximate Dimensions: Height to top of glass 9.75" to top of the shield 12 3/4", base is 5 1/2" square.

Condition: As found. No evidence of damage or repairs. Wear as expected from age & use (see photos).

Reference: (See scan) These wood lanterns are usually pinned together with small wooden pegs. The corner posts project through the base forming feet. The dome chimney and bail handle are typical. p.33 Early Lighting A Pictorial Guide by the Rushlight Club





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