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Mx Objects and Artifacts in Furniture

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Capen & Molineux Pewter Oil Lamp

New York, USA
Contributed by: US101 Marie Mullenneix Spearman   |   05 Oct 2017

This whale oil lamp was made by CAPEN & MOLINEUX in New York City in the 1840's. George Molineux partnered with pewtersmith Ephraim Capen from 1848 to 1855. They made many different styles of oil and camphene lamps. Some surviving examples are even equipped with lard oil burners.

The lamp illustrated is one of the simplest but their product line included many upscale single and dual wick styles. This was a portable lamp that would have been used in many ways, including lighting the way to one’s bed chamber after dark. The single burner produces a soft, mellow light.

 

 


 

Mulliner Chest

Home Sweet Home Museum in East Hampton, New York
Contributed by: US332 Wayne Straight   |   10 Aug 2017

Mulliner Chest

Made in the 1640's by Thomas Mulliner of Totoket/Branford, Connecticut, this chest was carved from native White Oak (Red Oak bottom boards). Its dimensions are 27 5/8" high x 51 5/16" wide x 23" deep. Color is dark red w/ shadow molds in dark green. It is currently housed at the Home Sweet Home Museum in East Hampton, New York. It is arguably the oldest surviving example of American furniture.