Historic Tools of North Castle

Pair of Candle Wall Sconces

These items at Smith’s Tavern are a type of candle wall sconces.   These candle wall sconces at Smith’s Tavern are of simple design (maybe the work of a blacksmith) with three welded pieces:  a circular raised part that was attached to the wall, a thin “S” shaped metal pole attached to a tapered tube that held the candle.

Sconces were an essential part of early American lighting.  Wall sconces would often be used to flank a mirror or artwork and were always near the hearth.  

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Location:Panels 6&7