Pair of candlesticks - ROM2004_1036_1

ROM2004_1036_1

Pair of candlesticks

Maker: William Café (English, C. 1727-1802)
Medium:Silver
Geography: London, England
Date: 1762-1763
Dimensions:
27.3 (height) x 13.8 (width) x 13.5 (depth) cm
Object number: 966.4.1.A
On view
Gallery Location:Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada
Description

These candlesticks were part of a set of four that were brought to Canada by Sir John Johnson (1756-1826). At the beginning of the American Revolution, Johnson raised and commanded the King’s Regiment of New York which grew to two battalions. Johnson was eventually promoted to the rank of brigadier-general. After the war, he supervised the distribution of lands to and the resettlement of Loyalist refugees in Upper Canada. Johnson himself was rewarded with large land holdings.

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