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.

Description

Price

BC001 brass candlestick 

BC001

Brass candlestick 

$102.50

BC002 brass candlestick 

BC002

 Brass candlestick 

$102.50

BC003 brass candlestick 

BC003

Brass candlestick  

$102.50

Candle snuffer stand with scissors  

BC-004  

Snuffer Stand with Scissors

$145.50

Brass Candlestands

 

Cat. No.

Description

Price

Brass candle stand with glass shades  

W250-001

Candle burning, with shade - 28" tall

$877.71

Brass candle stand without shades  

W260-002

Candle burning, without shade - 16" tall

$328.23

Brass candle stand with glass shade electrified  

W270-003

Electrified, square base - 18"tall

$244.19

 

W270-004

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

$190.80

 


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