Naylor Antiques

Early American Furnishings

Baltimore Candle Stand, c.1825


a mahogany tilt-top candle stand; a restrained version of a typical Baltimore form; the double reeded top edge, the baluster and urn turning of the shaft, and the Baltimore “S” form legs are all standard attributes of this city; the heavy chamfering of the pillar base between the legs can be seen on a dining table strongly attributed to Edward Priestly (see Alexandra Kirtley’s essay on Priestly in American Furniture, 2000, by The Chipstone Foundation)