A Fine Early Vernacular Cruciform Candlestand
With Sixteen-Sided Top on Octagonal Stem
Richky Patinated Oak and Pine
Provenance; The Angela Page Collection; The Cosgrove Collection; With Robert Young Antiques, 1991.
23 ¾" high x 15" wide x 14" deep
A rare early C18th cruciform based candlestand with a most unusual, sixteen sided, well figured oak top, raised on an octagonal stem. The cruciform base is of unusual high arched form, terminating in sledge feet with chamfered top edges. There is no evidence of any significant damage or restoration, but there is some shrinkage to the top and multiple scars and bruises to the base. The candlestand has developed a rich, well burnished, surface with a deep nutty colour and it comes with impeccable provenance to two discerning collectors. A good honest piece of early C18th vernacular furniture in as found country house condition.