This is an American Queen Anne candlestand. Its specific origin is arguable, but the consensus is
American. Because it has a compressed ball column or standard, some have considered that it would
appear to be Philadelphia. Its history of ownership, though, suggests it was a Virginia piece from the
home of Jacob Fry (d. 1814), the Shenandoah Valley cabinetmaker.
This candlestand is from the famous collection of Dr. and Mrs. Henry Deyerly of Harrisonburg, Virginia,
and it was purchased during the two-day 1995 auction that Sotheby’s conducted here in Charlottesville
under tents at the Boar’s Head Inn. The Sotheby’s label remains on the underside. A copy of the catalog,
with picture, and the sales receipt are available for the buyer, now being kept at the front desk. The
catalog should be read for a complete condition report and for the provenance.
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