Iron 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.

Iron Candlestands


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Candle burning, 2 arm, iron trim, floor standing


  W450-180E Electric, 2 arm, iron trim, floor standing $725.76



Candle burning, 2 arm, with brass trim


  W450-182E Electric, 2 arm, with brass trim $893.76



Candle burning, single arm, brass trim




Electric as above , single arm, brass trim




Candle burning, single arm, iron trim




Electric, single arm, iron trim




Electric (Candle burning shown in photo), table size




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