CONSTRUCTION: Top joinery: One piece. Pedestal/cleat joinery: Pedestal tenoned to chamfered cleat nailed to top.
TERM: The first mention of a candlestand in Charleston sources is a 1754 advertisement in the South Carolina Gazette which noted imported “candle stands” from London. The term appears infrequently in Charleston records, although extant examples are plentiful. The terms “candle boy,” “light stand” and “stand” do appear in records, and any or all of these terms may refer to this form. This stand is attributed to Charleston based on its history and its design.