Of beautiful heavy and well patinated timbers, each with a circular dished tray
raised on a short stem inserting into a telescoping brass tube
within a ring-turned modified baluster stem having a side thumb screw for height adjustment;
the whole resting on a lead-weighted circular turned base, felted beneath
Ref : Pinto, "Treen And Other Wooden Bygones", pp.117-18, pl. 121 :
These are often confused with wig stands of the same period, but the latter are, in fact, mushroom topped.
Most surviving candle-stands are of the 18th or early 19th centuries and they were originally made and sold in pairs,
Plate 121. Although varying in their turning, English examples follow basically similar design.
A hollow stem of baluster or vase outline is threaded into a circular foot, which is sometimes lead weighted.
A circular tray with slightly upturned rim is fitted onto a solid rod stem,
which slides up and down in the lower hollow stem,
and is adjustable to varying heights by a wooden set-screw.
Manual height adjustment kept the source of light reasonably constant, as the candle burnt down."
Apparently very few pairs remain together. Most offered today seem to be as single examples.
Condition : Excellent; wear very slight and appropriate to age and usage
7" High x 5.5" Wide (the base), Extending to 10.5" High