Brass Candle Stands





CANDLESTANDS: The lighting devices shown on this page were the logical development of the earlier candle stand, which was just that - a base on which to mount a candle, or candle stick. By 1700 candle stands of this type had been in use for centuries on the continent and in England. They were sometimes highly ornate, always heavy, and at best, they were not adjustable.

About the time of the first American settlements, someone thought of making the candle holder adjustable vertically, this, as it turned out, was a blessing because American blacksmiths could easily make the "new" device with scraps from other jobs.

The important feature - the adjustable height - let the lady of the house sew, read, mix or mend, or the man of the house read in his favorite chair, or write at his desk to do his accounts with the light at "just the right height."

As with all hand-made items, no two were ever quite alike, even if made by the same craftsman. The availability of brass castings to some blacksmiths helped produce an even greater variety in these fixtures.

Our reproductions are not exact copies of any original, but construction and the details follow exactly some of the finest colonial examples. We illustrate these as the type only, normally we have one or two in our showroom for sale or one can be made to your preference. Please allow about 8 weeks for completion.

The prices listed for these are only to be used as a guide. Details differ, and each will be priced accordingly. Any may be electrified, to quote.

Brass Candlesticks


Cat. No.



BC001 brass candlestick 


Brass candlestick 


BC002 brass candlestick 


 Brass candlestick 


BC003 brass candlestick 


Brass candlestick  


Candle snuffer stand with scissors  


Snuffer Stand with Scissors


Brass Candlestands


Cat. No.



Brass candle stand with glass shades  


Candle burning, with shade - 28" tall


Brass candle stand without shades  


Candle burning, without shade - 16" tall


Brass candle stand with glass shade electrified  


Electrified, square base - 18"tall




Electrified, round base - 15" tall. Base as shown with W-260, shade and shade cup mounted on base as W270-003.



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