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Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

LAMP, OIL

  • CATEGORY: FURNISHINGS
  • MEASUREMENTS: 16"H x 4 1/4"Dia.
  • DATE MADE: early 19th century

Description

Clear pressed glass lamp (a) and chimney (b). Lamp (a) has drum shaped reservoir with running flower design, hollow hexagonal pedestal, brass burner, and wick. Chimney (b) appears to be modern.

Provenance

Belonged to Sam and Margaret Lea Houston. Apparently passed down to his grand-daughter Mrs. John of La Porte. She gave the lamp to Mrs. Edna Purifoy, her neighbor.

  • ASSOCIATED VETERAN: Houston, Sam
  • ASSOCIATED INDIVIDUAL: Houston, Margaret Lea, Mrs. John, and Edna Purifoy
  • CREDIT LINE: Purifoy, Cecil, Jr.

Associated

Items of Houston, Sam

 
LAMP, OIL
 
PURSE
 
MOCCASIN
 
LEGGING
 
CLASP
 
 
 
PAINTING, "Sam Houston"