SHEET-IRON AND BRASS ADJUSTABLE SINGLE-ARM STUDENT / DESK CANDLE LAMP, single-socket with scroll strap support and drip-catcher, pierced and cut-out shade, each fitted on a brass shaft with friction support and a weighted circular base. 19th century. 20 1/4" HOA, 6 1/2" D base. Literature: Parallels Rushlight, fig. 3-22. Provenance: From a New England collection.
Good condition, joints with soldering repairs at shaft fittings, bottom of shaft with a light separation at base, probably a replaced finial.