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You are here: CollectionsOnline  /  Candlestick, metal, thought to be early 19th century (contemporary with Soane) idential to X155 and X228. It seems unlikely that the missing pair of candlesticks MR73 & MR75 could be two of these three as they are described as 'small' 'bronze' candlesticks. The existence of three identical plain candlesticks which do not appear in the original inventories may indicate that these are the remnants of what was perhaps a larger group used around the house in Soane's time but considered too mundane to be included in the works of art inventory and not appropriate for inclusion in the separate inventory of furniture and fittings. Note that the one surviving Soane period lamp also does not appear in the 1837 records. This candlestick, with X228, is placed high up in the NW corner of the entrance hall, both fixed back to 19th century brass-headed pins in the wall. The pair appears in exactly this position in Soane's lifetime (1834-35 views) and therefore must always have been placed here. They were presumably used when additional lighting was required in the Hall at night and fixed back so that they would not be knocked off when servants climbed up to insert, light or extinguish candles.
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Candlestick, metal, thought to be early 19th century (contemporary with Soane) idential to X155 and X228. It seems unlikely that the missing pair of candlesticks MR73 & MR75 could be two of these three as they are described as 'small' 'bronze' candlesticks. The existence of three identical plain candlesticks which do not appear in the original inventories may indicate that these are the remnants of what was perhaps a larger group used around the house in Soane's time but considered too mundane to be included in the works of art inventory and not appropriate for inclusion in the separate inventory of furniture and fittings. Note that the one surviving Soane period lamp also does not appear in the 1837 records. This candlestick, with X228, is placed high up in the NW corner of the entrance hall, both fixed back to 19th century brass-headed pins in the wall. The pair appears in exactly this position in Soane's lifetime (1834-35 views) and therefore must always have been placed here. They were presumably used when additional lighting was required in the Hall at night and fixed back so that they would not be knocked off when servants climbed up to insert, light or extinguish candles.

Museum number: X229


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