Antique Wrought Iron Spanish Candle Holder, Circa 1600

$2,200.00

Antique Wrought Iron Spanish Candle Holder, Circa 1600

$2,200.00

Description

In the Middle Ages, servants often held lit torches in their hands, allowing the flame to brighten the room. During the Renaissance period the torchere was introduced, becoming a safer and more decorative technique of illumination. Our wrought iron candle holder, crafted in Spain, circa 1600, is an early example of such an invention.

A single candle was designed to rest on the bobeche, which is encircled by a pierced cup that is adorned with geometric motifs and topped with a ring of rounded crenellation. The flat bobeche has similar smooth-edged merlons (although more tightly grouped) which are supported by three C-scrolls that are bound around the long shaft. In the center of the shaft is an opening comprised of twisted iron, forming a bulbous baluster basket. There is a second set of bracketed C-scrolls above the tripartite base that is comprised of large S-scrolls, each with baluster baskets embellishments. The three scrolls are joined by a Y-shaped stretcher with a central floral noix.

This antique wrought iron candle holder from Spain can still be used as a torchere, doubling as a beautiful early 17th century decorative element when not in use. At almost 3 ½ feet tall, the candle holder can be used as a floor torchere or placed on a center or console table for added height. The candle holder could also be wired for electricity to serve as a lamp for an office or living room.

CONDITION: Good antique condition, with wear commensurate to age and use, including light buildup, particularly to the bobeche. Minor losses to the bobeche cup. Please see photos for details.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

Spain

Age

Circa 1600

Dimensions

H - 41, W - 17, D - 16

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Description

In the Middle Ages, servants often held lit torches in their hands, allowing the flame to brighten the room. During the Renaissance period the torchere was introduced, becoming a safer and more decorative technique of illumination. Our wrought iron candle holder, crafted in Spain, circa 1600, is an early example of such an invention.

A single candle was designed to rest on the bobeche, which is encircled by a pierced cup that is adorned with geometric motifs and topped with a ring of rounded crenellation. The flat bobeche has similar smooth-edged merlons (although more tightly grouped) which are supported by three C-scrolls that are bound around the long shaft. In the center of the shaft is an opening comprised of twisted iron, forming a bulbous baluster basket. There is a second set of bracketed C-scrolls above the tripartite base that is comprised of large S-scrolls, each with baluster baskets embellishments. The three scrolls are joined by a Y-shaped stretcher with a central floral noix.

This antique wrought iron candle holder from Spain can still be used as a torchere, doubling as a beautiful early 17th century decorative element when not in use. At almost 3 ½ feet tall, the candle holder can be used as a floor torchere or placed on a center or console table for added height. The candle holder could also be wired for electricity to serve as a lamp for an office or living room.

CONDITION: Good antique condition, with wear commensurate to age and use, including light buildup, particularly to the bobeche. Minor losses to the bobeche cup. Please see photos for details.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

Spain

Age

Circa 1600

Dimensions

H - 41, W - 17, D - 16

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