by Harriet Beecher Stowe Center


White metal and brass candlestick purchased by Harriet Beecher Stowe
c. 1855 - 1860 

Provenance: owned by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Location: vault; special exhibits

This candelabra is in the form of small branches with a bird’s nest as the candle holder; an attached cherub climbs the tree. This is the sort of decorative item Stowe kept in this home and recommended to women in her book The American Woman’s Home.

Conservation needs: repair broken elements along the branches and footing; clean and polish; and reset the cherub.

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