Prichard Antiques

Early 18th Century Coiled Steel and Wood Candle Holder (18th century England)

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Wooden base with steel candle holder

Height 19.00cm high [7.48 inches high]
Diameter 9.00cm [ 3.54 inches]


The condition is original and very good for an item of this age.

Description / Expertise

A single candle holder dating from the early 18th century. This early form of lighting consisted of a coiled steel spiral, containing a metal socket that held the candle. The socket allowed the candle height to be adjusted as the candle burned down. The metal spiral is set into a circular mound-shaped wooden base, possibly fruitwood or alder.