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Antique Italian Gilded Candlestand from Italy circa 1850

A grand scale antique Italian gilded wood candlestand with a three leg base supporting a circular column from Italy circa 1850. This beautiful candle stand is entirely carved by hand and features the original hand applied gold and silver leaf that gives such a lustrous and reflective surface. The iron spike at the top is also original and serves to anchor the pillar candle. Originally candles were quite soft and the iron spike would slide easily through the body of the candle to provide structural support. The shape of the candle stand first appeared during Renaissance period Italy (1300-1700) where they were used to provide lighting in every interior room being placed on floors and table tops. The more affluent a household was the more decorated and gilded a candle stand would be such as this example. The stand is elevated on three feet that gives it a great amount of stability on uneven surfaces and is circular in profile as it needed to be beautiful from any direction from which it was seen. This of course continues today where the variegated surface of the antique finish adds depth and drama to an interior. The candle stand is a series of smooth and carved sections that heighten the gleam of the gilded finish ending with a flat circular surface at the top where the candle is placed. Whether or not this stand is actually used to burn a candle or not the shape and scale give it the ability to add a distinct note of the antique to any interior where it is placed.

# EEJ007

DIMENSIONS

11.00" w x 11.00" d x 40.00" h

27.94cm w x 27.94cm d x 101.60cm h

$1,822.00

A grand scale gilded wood candlestand with a three leg base supporting a circular column from Italy c. 1850. This beautiful candle stand is entirely carved by hand and features the original hand applied gold and silver leaf that gives such a lustrous and reflective surface. The iron spike at the top is also original and serves to anchor the pillar candle. Originally candles were quite soft and the iron spike would slide easily through the body of the candle to provide structural support. The shape of the candle stand first appeared during Renaissance period Italy (1300-1700) where they were used to provide lighting in every interior room being placed on floors and table tops. The more affluent a household was the more decorated and gilded a candle stand would be such as this example. The stand is elevated on three feet that gives it a great amount of stability on uneven surfaces and is circular in profile as it needed to be beautiful from any direction from which it was seen. This of course continues today where the variegated surface of the antique finish adds depth and drama to an interior. The candle stand is a series of smooth and carved sections that heighten the gleam of the gilded finish ending with a flat circular surface at the top where the candle is placed. Whether or not this stand is actually used to burn a candle or not the shape and scale give it the ability to add a distinct note of the antique to any interior where it is placed.