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S/4932 Antique Treen 17th Century Charles II Elm Base Rush Light

A fine Charles II elm base rush light, having a circular tapered and rounded elm base and a close twistwork hinge riveted support for the candle socket and jaws for the rush. It has an interesting base, which is concave, lathe turned and with a hand chiselled centre. It has a provenance of having a receipt when purchased at the Grosvenor House Antiques Fair, London, on June 20th. 1987, from A. and E. Foster, who were considered important and established dealers in antique treen.

Sold 10 in. (26 cm.) High
3 in. (8.5 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1680