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19th c. Parade Lantern/Torch

19th c. Parade Lantern/Torch

A 19th c. parade lantern/torch in original paints.

Comprised of a wooden maple branch cut from the tree and supports a tin fuel container. The branch is cut from its tree and hewn properly to achieve a straight pole and coated in a fabulous red painted surface. The tin fuel container is constructed in typical fashion with a filling neck and lighting tube and is painted in a fabulous chrome yellow pigmented paint.

Retains beautiful and original surfaces with vibrant color. Excellent as-descended condition with a minor old dent in the fuel container being consistent with age and use. Painted parade lanterns as such are scarcely found.

New England. Ca. 1870. 72"T

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