20C British Brass Desk Candlesticks with Snuffers

20C British Brass Desk Candlesticks with Snuffers.

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20C British Brass Desk Candlesticks with Snuffers

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LOVELY Pair of early 20th Century British brass desktop candlesticks with push-up levers and attached snuffers.

Circa 1910…..in the style of a much earlier type of desk candlestick from the 18th Century.

These candle holders were designed for use on a Secretaire Desk or Bureau…..before electricity…….for reading.

They perfectly accentuate the beauty of your Secretaire Bureau !!!

EXCELLENT CONDITION…………HIGHLY DECORATIVE !!

20C British Brass Desk Candlesticks with Snuffers.

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HISTORY OF CANDLESTICKS: The name “candlestick” derives from the purpose of the device as a place to secure or “stick” a burning candle; candlesticks have a cup or a spike (or both in some designs) to keep the candle in place. Webster’s II New College Dictionary defines a candlestick as “an often ornamental holder for securing a candle or candles.”[1] Candlesticks are less frequently called “candleholders”, a word not found in most dictionaries prior to 1960. The earliest candlesticks were originally made of rice paper by hand.[2]

Although electric lighting has phased out candles in many parts of the world, candlesticks and candelabra are still used in some Western countries homes as a decorative element or to add atmosphere on special occasions. Before the proliferation of electricity services, candles were brought into the bedroom using chambersticks, which were shorter than ordinary candleholders and furnished with a wide pan to catch the wax drippings.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candlestick

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20C British Brass Desk Candlesticks with Snuffers.

Provenance: Bought at Auction in Ireland.

Dimensions: 4.25″ tall with a base diameter of 4″ (Each)

Price: $140.00 – SOLD

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