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Candle stands were a requisite item prior to the twentieth century and took many forms--most typically that of a a small, flat circular top affixed to a column and supported by a triad of cabriole legs. Oak and mahogany were the prevalent woods used to create these tables, but this one differs in two ways. First, the maker chose walnut, so this was certainly for a client with the means to commission a table of the finest kind. Second, the maker then demonstrated his exceptional woodworking skills by turning the thinnest of dishes for the unusual second tier of this table, and then inverting and repeating that turning on a smaller scale as the terminus to the column. A beautifully executed piece, raising its design past its utilitarian roots.

Circa 1830, it measures 27.5" high and 16.75" in diameter.

Price: $ 4,150

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Mill House Antiques & Gardens

Mill House Antiques & Gardens

Originally an 18th Century grist mill, Mill House Antiques can be found nestled in a gentle bend of the Nonnewaug River along Route 6 in northern Woodbury, Connecticut. Established in 1964 as a destination for fine antiques, Mill House attracts an international clientele of discriminating collectors…

 
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