A very unique pair of large and heavy candlesticks, carved entirely of wood in the manner we know as Black Forest, but this pair have snails on them rather than bears or forest game animals. How quaint, huh? Look at the organic leaf-form base, the handle of which is being traversed by a nicely carved snail. We've had a few marshland carvings over time, usually cranes or shore birds, a few frogs, but the charm of this set is just rare as can be. You have to look them over a bit. They're easier to take in in person, but you can see by our photos they're beautifully carved and are definitely Black Forest. Large, they are a bit amorphous but are about 7.5" long and 5.5" tall.
Very good condition, one might have had a snail that is now missing. Measurements noted directly on the photos. No chips to note, really, but I think we are missing one snail. Beautifully carved upper portion rises to hold the candle on each, and is in slightly contrasting wood. You are buying a pair (2 separate candle holders).
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Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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