PAIR OF BRASS WHALE OIL LAMPS, CIRCA 1820

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Item Code: 179-1033

Each lamp is a turned candle stick base with an acorn shaped top and burner. Brass has a bright patina with a few scattered small dings, scratches and spots. Whale oil was the preferred source of lighting in the early 1800's, and was also used for making soap, textiles, jute, varnish, explosives, and paint. It fell out of favor as a result of the development of kerosene oil in 1846.

Lamps both measure 7.25" tall by 3.25" in diameter at the base.  [SL]

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