These tall, light walnut wood candlesticks date to the mid to late 1600’s. They were likely commissioned as altar candlesticks for a French chapel. Their shape is narrow and elegant, but widens slightly as you go down to the bottom. The motifs are from the period including stylized shells, acanthus leaves, C-and S-Scrolls, and various leaves, and more. The very top platform has two cutaways defining flowers and scrolls. Absolutely beautiful on a large table or the floor, these impressive 5 foot tall 17th Century wooden candlesticks will be the focal point, wherever they are placed.
CONDITION: Stripped at some point. Age separations, some losses of motifs, abrasions, and minor losses to wood, all commensurate with the age in the 1600’s. Please see photos.