Antique English Spiral Candlestick - treen base


Here is a rare English Spiral Candlestick standing on its original glorious fruitwood base. It dates from the 18th century and has subtle differences to its more common french cousin. 

Note the iron stem with the bottom part of it being straight and  the upper part being coiled, the projector or traveller being flat and horizontal, this adjusts the height of the candle and allows ease of removal of the end bits of the candle. Then the closely spiralled top section terminating in a flat top. A great example of a piece of  antique English lighting used in cottages in the 18th century.



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