From France, circa 1900, this pair of wrought iron candleholders contains fleur de lys embellishments and an ornate twisted column. Each candle holder sits on a tripartite base with scrolled feet. Rectangular shaped columns feature attached iron rods that have been twisted in tight spirals. The base of each rod resembles a curled leaf, while the top terminates in a large fleur de lys. In the center of each fleur de lys is a square joint with sloping sides that envelops both the column and the iron attachment.
As the column continues to rise, four arms branch off just below a small three-dimensional fleur de lys that caps off the stem. All four spread outwards and then upwards, forming an open capital. The tops of each arm terminate in small fleur de lys, where they are riveted to a slender bobeche, which is also open. A shallow central cup with pricket has been attached via welding to the interior sides of the bobeche.
Our pair of wrought iron fleur de lys candle holders are quite versatile. The pair can be placed on the floor with a large candle over the pricket (see photos) or even placed on a large table. Of course, they can also function as wonderful fireplace andirons.
CONDITION: Very good antique condition with minor wear. Some old wax near bobeches. Candle plate welds missing in areas, but solid.