Here is a 1940-50's 12 " long sheet copper smith made wall mount candle holder with crimped rounded top.The candle holder is stamped on the bottom "Donald Streeter". This piece has original age darkened surface. It is 4" across and 2.5" deep. It is meant to hang but could be used standing on a window sill. mantle or table.
Donald Streeter was born and raised in Vineland New Jersey. He studied art at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, where he acquired an interest in blacksmithing after enrolling in a course taught by renown blacksmith Samuel Yellin.
That craft became his principle interest and in 1938 he built a shop on Delsea Drive in Franklinville, Gloucester County , NJ at Iona that he occupied for 42 years.
He reproduced hardware for the Betsy Ross House and Independence Hall in Philadelphia and for numerous homes and estates in southern New Jersey.
He wrote an important book on the subject, ''Professional Smithing.''
During the 1930s, he taught art in South Jersey for the WPA. Streeter did a print of Fries Mill at Wilson Lake in southern Gloucester County. The mill was destroyed during the 1940s. His old forge is still standing on Delsea Drive in Franklinville.
This is a great piece of metal work and especially desirable who collectors of NJ items