This five stick candelabra is an example of one of Goberg's more eagerly sought items and has become highly desirable over the years. It dates from around 1910. It stands 13 ¼ inches tall and is 12 inches wide. The circular base is 4 3/4 inches in diameter. While all Goberg candelabra's are rare, the five stick candelabrum is much harder to come by than the three stick candelabra. This piece is quite heavy and is hand-crafted from hammered iron. In the center of the piece there is a wonderful floral motif that culminates with a flower in full bloom. The condition is quite good. All the metalwork is solid. Each candle cup is well attached but several of the candle cups are slightly bent, or wavy, on their upper rims. The cups are all attached to the arms of the candelabra with clinched rivets. Two of the candle cups have small holes in the metal that appear at the bend in the cups where the upper rims are formed. These look like they were caused by the stress that metal experiences when it is bent. The breaks are very small, hard to see, and original to the time of manufacture of the pieces. Several candle cups pivot on the rivets used to attach them to the arms, but are in no danger of coming loose. Also, because of the clinched rivet construction of these pieces they very seldom stand perfectly straight. That is also true with this piece. There is some residual melted wax in some of the cups along with several drips on the base. There is still quite a bit of the original dark brown-black protective varnish covering the piece that Goberg often used to slow oxidation. Because of that, there is great patina and minimal rust. On the bottom it is stamped "Germany". You will be absolutely thrilled to call this piece your own. This piece looks terrific on a piece of Stickley furniture or Arts and Crafts table as well as in a Gothic setting.
Here is your chance to pick up a wonderful piece of Goberg hand-wrought ironwork. Hugo Berger, working as Goberg, in Germany during the early 1900's was the epitome of the Jugendstil artist, the German equivalent of the Arts and Crafts movement that was so popular worldwide. Very few of his pieces made it to the U.S. In recent years they have all become quite scarce.
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