A rare and unusual stand designed to hold two hogscraper candle holders, so that there would be ample light to work by. The mortised T-base is extra large and heavy, so that there would be no chance the stand could tip over. The octagonal work shelf is attached to a support cleat fastened by hand wrought rosehead nails. The cleat rests upon a collar notched out of the tapered shaft. The hogscraper support is adjustable and held in place by a threaded stop.
Other than a nail securing a break in the cleat, the stand is in very good condition. The T-base is made of chestnut, the shaft of hickory, the work shelf and hogscraper holder of white pine and the cleat of birch. The hogscraper candlesticks are not included, but one of them is listed for sale separately. Additional photos are attached by the magnifying glass icon.
C. Late 1700's- Early 1800's, American
37 3/4" Height, 15" Width of shelf, 15 1/4" x 15 1/2" T-base