We are offering a very large and beautifully hand carved wooden candelabra designed to hold three candles. The design consists of elegant grape clusters and leaves. Around the base carved in high relief are the German words “Brot und wein hat uns der herr gegeben.“ The internet translates this as “Bread and wine had us given to the gentleman.” The piece stands about 18 inches tall and is approximately 13 inches across. The round base is 8 inches in diameter. It is made from a number of individually carved pieces that were then assembled into the final item. The candelabra is very solid and the condition is excellent. Normally items such as this are carved from linden wood or bass wood, but given the weight of the piece it seems to be some other unidentified type of very dense wood. Old wooden items such as this often exhibit multiple drying cracks in the wood. There are only two cracks to mention, both insignificant that are associated with a knot in the block of wood in the center of the piece. There is an applied finish that is a light layer of varnish. This candelabra might have been intended for a specific use, but it is not clear what that would have been. Regardless, it is a beautiful item that will add a special touch to a side table in the dining room. This is a one-of-a-kind item that has been made by a true craftsman.
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We have lots of artisan jewelry and artisan boxes crafted in our own workshops at Sweetpea Cottage.
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