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S/2656 Antique Treen 18th Century Stable Candle Holder

A very good 18th century stable candle holder, which were used in stables with the candle contained within a wire cage to stop it toppling over onto the straw causing a fire. The brass handle also acts as a traveller to raise or lower the candle. This example is beautifully made with a lovely turned and stepped fruitwood base, and it has an excellent colour and patination. It has ancient shrinkage cracks and old worm holes.

11 in. (28 cm.) High
4 in. (10 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1770