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Late-18th Century

Antique Wickerwork Candlesticks

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A pair of late-18th or early-19th century British candleholders in metal and cane.

The core or internal structure of each candlestick, reminiscent of a Doric column, is made from hollow pewter or lead. This form has been tightly bound in incredibly tiny rattan, woven in the most intricate pattern.

Even the base of the candlestick has been given phenomenal care & attention, as this too is adorned with an elaborate woven pattern. The only area free from the miniature woven rattan is the sconce, which remains in metal lest a candle be left to burn too low.

The astonishing workpersonship that has gone into the candleholders suggest two things. First, the object could not have been commercially produced as the amount of labour involved would have made them economically unviable for a company. Second, the extremely dexterous individual that was responsible must have worked with their hands and been incredibly skilled at what they did.

Manufacturer: Unique item handmade by a skilled craftsperson.

Year of Design: 1790-1840

Colours: Brown, grey

Height: 18 cm, Diameter: 8.5 cm

Condition:  Good. Some minor wicker loss. Metal dented & torn in one place. Shape contorted due to age related wear. Please study images.