An 18th century spiral candlestick with an unusual turned base. The conical shaped base has been turned on a lathe and has a series of mouldings as way of decoration. Usually these are absent from such bases. Very similar one is illustrated in the book Rushlights and Related Holders by Robert Ashley page 179, described as possibly from Penrith.

Lovely tight iron spiral coming straight from the base with a side traveller tp move the candle up and down and a carrying handle to avoid wax dripping directly on your hand and for hooking on to a barrel.

It measures 19.5cm h x 9.5cm w.

Antique Spiral Candlestick - unusual turned, moulded base

    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


    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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