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Taper-Stick with Pedestal Stem


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Dates Circa 1740
Origin England
Description An extremely rare slightly twisted pedestal stem taper-stick with a cylindrical shaped, vertically moulded and slightly twisted candle sconce, the base of the sconce sits on a merise containing air tears evenly spaced to provide a very impressive spiral effect which is repeated at the base. The pedestal stem also contains an elongated tear

It would be normal practice to have one taper-stick to light the larger candlesticks scattered around the house


16cm High
8.5cm Dia