The BEST Wrought Iron Alpine Candleholder 18th Century

The absolute Best Wrought Iron "ALPINE" Candleholder. American or English, early 18th century, circa 1700-1730.

Original shaped and twisted handle. The ABSOLUTE BEST form. FANTASTIC PIG TAIL TWISTED IRON DECORATIVE ELEMENTS THROUGHOUT. Wonderful rolled penny feet and a nice HEART SHAPED rolled bottom pan. The surface is great, untouched, uncleaned old quality and patina with lots of old stove black throughout. Great tool marks. Museum markings on the bottom, unknown origin.

These rare candleholders rarely come onto the market. They are candleholders not rush holders. The design and form is similar to a rush holder but these are meant to hold candles. This one is nice in that it has an additional candle socket attached to the handle not just the spring held candle holder in front.

THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST APLINE CANDLEHOLDERS I HAVE SEEN EITHER IN A PRIVATE COLLECTION OR A MUSEUM. THIS LIGHT IS OF THE HIGHEST MUSEUM QUALITY AND ONE OF THE RAREST PIECES OF WROUGHT IRON LIGHTING I HAVE SEEN.

This great light came out of an old Connecticut Collection of Wrought Iron and Lighting that was put together over 30 years ago.

For a similar examble and further details see "THE RUSHLIGHT" page 15, item 2-23.

This is a very important piece of American lighting.

This candleholder is
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