Tilt-top candlestand in cherry attributed to Daniel Clay (1770-1848), which was purchased by William L. Hubbard of Sunderland from the Smead family of Greenfield. The stand exemplifies early nineteenth-century Franklin County craftsmanship with a local provenance. The profile and treatment of the shaft is similar to a pole screen (88.091) formerly owned by the Ripley family, and another from the Leavitt family, both of Greenfield. Born in New London, Conn., Daniel Clay probably trained in the Hartford area (or perhaps New York) with a cabinetmaker familiar with New York fashions; he moved to Greenfield, Mass. sometime before Nov. 1794, marrying Lucinda Smead in 1795. In 1794, he advertised in the "Greenfield Gazette" and had his first paper label printed; after 1800, he used this label: "MADE BY/ DANIEL CLAY/GREENFIELD/MASSACHUSETTS." He also made Windsors and fancy chairs, pembroke, dressing, and card tables, clock cases, chests, and coffins. He expanded his business to include other ventures, but eventually all failed and he moved to NYC in 1832 to become a druggist. The stand has a rectangular top with an inlaid central panel and indented corners; pivoting on a turned and reeded shaft fitted at the top with a block and pintle hinge; over a tripod base of "spider" legs with thermos feet.