Cottage Candlestick

English, 1680-1750

Iron, wood. A village blacksmith's ironwork nailed to a base turned in the manner of William and Mary chair stretchers: a nice example of a rural smith and turner working together. The turner was more skilled than the smith: the socket is off-center and off-vertical -- you've gotta love it! Obviously village-made, impossible to date with any precision, but who cares? The iron has aged beautifully, and the wood has great color and patina. We fell for it when we saw it. Good condition with expected dings and scratches, no restoration.

6-1/4" h.

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