Antique Spiral Candlesticks

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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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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