Rushlight candleholder on Burl Base

$750.00

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Description

  • Extremely rare and found only when a museum or private collector sells their items.
  • circa 1680 to 1730
  • This particular piece is an impressive 13″ tall with a wonderful burl base.
  • Rushes were soaked in oil or fats and secured by the wrought iron pincers before burning; they made a lot of smoke but were used because
    candles were so difficult to obtain (not to mention expensive to purchase).