The Dutch West Indies Company imported this lovely candlestick to the colonies. Its practical design was a source of pride and comfort for the homeowner.
This lovely heirloom quality candlestick in solid brass measures 6-3/4" high and carries its own snuffer. The brass is lacquered to keep it shining, the base is felted to protect fine finishes. Weight:1 pound 2 ounces.
The efforts of seventeenth century colonists to approximate the comforts of home with imported luxuries are recalled by the delft pottery, puzzle jugs, and posset pots; brass, silver, and pewter candlesticks, Italian brocatelle and an Ushak, or "Turkey," carpet on the floor. The warmth provided by such imported materials gave the colonists a sense of security and protection in the wilderness.