Shaker candle sconce

Shaker candle sconce
Original: c.1820
Wood: Black cherry
Dimensiones: 1700/1500mm x 600/500mm
Finish: non-toxic oil based wax of Arctic Bearberry Plant, Swedish Linseed Oil and Beeswax

 

 

 

The SHAKERS have designed a great variety of supports for candles to give light to their   living and working areas.
This sconce was used to keep the intensity of light in a certain spot the same once the candle burns down and gets shorter by adjusting the height of the sconce respectively.
Usually candles where placed in “hog scrapers” , candleholders from tin that have a similar semantic to hog scrapers. Pine, cherry or walnut, sometimes painted, where often used to produce these sconces.

 

Prunus serotina, commonly called black cherry, wild black cherry, rum cherry, or mountain black cherry, is a woody plant species belonging to the genus Prunus. This cherry is native to eastern North America: from eastern Canada through southern Quebec and Ontario; south through the eastern United States to Texas and central Florida; with disjunct populations in Arizona and New Mexico; and in the mountains of Mexico and Guatemala.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_cherry