1670 - 1690
Olivewood on deal top, ash stem, oak foot
105.5 x 34 cm
Place of origin
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Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire (Accredited Museum)
An olivewood, deal, ash and oak candlestand, English, circa 1670 - 1690, the twelve-sided top decorated with oyster veneers and inlaid lines, the stem with an ovoid knop above a reel and two lengths of spiral turning centred by a ball knop, raised on a - possibly later - oak base of three downswept rectangular-section supports terminating in scroll feet.
By descent until, following the death of Edward William Spencer Cavendish, 10th Duke of Devonshire (1895 - 1950), Hardwick Hall and its contents were accepted by HM Treasury in part payment of death duties and transferred to the National Trust, in 1959.