These fine and rare examples of sinumbra lighting were manufactured by the Boston firm of William Carleton. The handsome patinated and gilt-lacquered finishes serve to highlight their delicate scale. Brass tags on the burner tubes read: MANUFACTURED BY/W. CARLETON/BOSTON. His company grew to become one of the nation’s larger manufacturerers of lamps and gaslighting devices.
Feld, Stuart P. Boston in the Age of Neo-Classicism. New York, New York: Hirschl & Adler Galleries, 2000. Page 91, Plate 51.
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