Arts & Crafts Elegance

English Arts & Crafts Turned-Mahogany Floriform Candlesticks with Brass Bobeches (LEO Design)


At first glance—which was from a distance—I thought that these English Arts & Crafts candlesticks were made of cast and patinated bronze.  It was only upon closer inspection that I realized that they are mahogany, burnished with a warm, reddish finish.  These elegant floriform sticks bear a stylized resemblance to poppies or tulips.  The cups are sensuously turned buds.  The base is turned, too, with a pleasingly curvaceous profile.  Finally, the two "knuckles" floating on each stem provide just the right punctuation to complete perfectly the design.  The brass bobeches atop each candlestick—which prevents the candle flame or heat from harming the wood—are darkened with age.  They nearly disappear into the wooden candle top.

These candlesticks are the epitome of Arts & Crafts sophistication.  They would look superb in a well-appointed Arts & Crafts interior or in a minimalist Modernist environment. Click on the photo above to learn more about them.


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (

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Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248