A Georgian adjustable candle stand with a lead weighted base.
A candle stick would be placed on top of the lead weighted stand. The rosewood stand could be adjusted in height with the small side handle which when loosened allows a central wood stick to be pulled up from inside the base. Usually made in mahogany or sometimes fruitwood, so being made from rosewood is unusual. C1820 Similar ones illustrated in Pinto.
The thumb screw tightens nicely onto the internal stem which can be raised to a height of approx. 25cm.
Stands at 16.7cm when in lowered position
Base diameter is 15cm
Top diameter is 14.5cm