A late 1800's campaign Brighton Buns an essential travel item for the military, explorer and treveller. They were compact and portablee.

They consist of two drip pan bases which screw together to form a circular bun. When unscrewed the base divides into two halves revealing two candle cups and two candle snuffers. When upturned the two drip pans form the bases of two chamber candles and the cups slip into the bases to form two chamber sticks.

They were also used by pilgrims visiting the Holy Land.

They were also known as portable candlesticks by the military.

 

This example is nice as ithey still retain both of the candle snuffers, these are often lost.

They measure 9cm w x 4.5cm h. 

Antique Brighton Buns

    OPUS ANTIQUES
     
    We first became involved in Antique Treen and furniture some twenty five years ago and since then a passion for Treen, small wooden snuff boxes and decorative wooden items has developed into Opus Antiques.


    This web site shows only a  small selection of our current stock for sale, if you are looking for something you don't see, please contact us.

     

    We are also interested in buying Antique Treen items. As well as using our Contact page, you can also email or telephone us on 07941 285532

    ANTIQUE TREEN

    The word Treen is derived from the word tree and is a term used to describe wooden household objects, all turned from one piece of wood e.g. a bowl, plate, gingerbread mould, and spoons, always having a function.

    Nowadays when we talk about Antique Treen it tends to cover all small wooden items including antique snuff boxes, candle stands, spice towers, etc. often made from several pieces of turned wood.

     

    When a piece of wood has been painstakingly turned or carved, handled, polished and loved over a few hundred years old, it can develop a wonderful colour and patina and becomes an irresistible piece of Antique Treen.

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