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Basic Information

Accession Number:1965T3275.2
Collection:Social History - Pinto Collection
Date:1700 - 1800


This pair of Spanish walnut candlesticks was made over 250 years ago.These candlesticks are carved with a double twist in the stem which would have required a considerable amount of skill to make. Wooden candlesticks were lined with metal to prevent them from catching fire.Unlike most wooden English examples, which were normally used in poor houses, this pair of Spanish candlesticks would have been used in the home of a wealthy person.

Purchased from Edward H Pinto, 1965.

Further Information

Production Period:18th century
Place of Origin:Spain


Height:26.5 cm
Diameter:12.6 cm

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