Hand-crafted in the style of 17th and 18th-century Italian altar candle holders, this pair of fluted silver giltwood pricket candlesticks are from Tuscany, Italy. Each candlestick features a richly patinated scalloped brass bobeche resting upon a delicately designed leaf cup. The fluted body is a masterpiece of artistry, adorned with elegantly tied drapery crowned with a rosette that forms ornate handles. These candlesticks are supported by a sturdy square plinth, showcasing thin cavetto molding, canted corners, and a shaped apron on each side, adding to their classical charm. The well-executed silver finish, with carefully applied brown accents mimicking the natural wear of antiquity, lends an air of authenticity and timelessness to these candlesticks. Furthermore, these versatile pieces can be easily wired to serve as a unique pair of table lamps, allowing you to bring a touch of historic Italian elegance into your home.
CONDITION: Good condition with antiqued patina including distress, minor rubs, and nicks. Well-done patination to the bobeches, which have a mottled verdigris.