The solid walnut octagonal dished top over a bold spiral-twist and turned
above a solid
walnut octagonal and ringed base raised on three bun feet
Provenance : David H. Wilson, Teaneck
David H. Wilson (1949-2011) was one of this
country's leading connoisseurs in 17th and 18th century British furniture. He served as a consultant, appraiser and
restorer for Sotheby’s and Christies, as well as leading dealers and
collectors in New York, London, and throughout the United States. Mr.
Wilson was also instrumental in vetting many major collections for
authenticity. After a long and valiant battle with cancer Mr.
Wilson died in February 2011. M. Ford Creech
Antiques, whose furniture acquisitions Mr. Wilson has directed since January
2009, is offering for sale part of his
furniture collection, each piece being chosen for a very unique and
captivating quality - and each "exactly right". Mr. Wilson never chose
to impress - more to delight his own impeccable eye, his sense of grace,
the last, ever cheerful and full of life, with great style, grace and humor
about it all. A good man."
Jussel, February 2011)
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Condition : Excellent, with rich color and patination; a restored crack to
the base; the wooden threaded
attachments now glued; the bun feet probably
Note : English candlestands date from the mid-17th century, most being made between 1670
and 1690 as utilitarian furniture for the home.
They were often used to hold lighting chair-side. Due
to their small size and usage, surviving
candlestands are rare. For further discussion,
please see English Furniture 1660-1714,
Adam Bowett, p. 121-124
30” High, Top 10.75” x 11.15”, Base 11” x 11.5”