Prolonging the Light - Part I

English Georgian Square-Based Candlesticks with Beaded Feet (LEO Design)

Soon the daylight will seem short—and we will seek to create more light to live by.  For centuries, candles filled that need and metalsmiths, by blending function and artistry, crafted candlesticks to hold those candles.  This pair, made about 1820, are simple, elegant and understatedly handsome.  They've been useful and elegant since the late Georgian period—and are still wonderful two hundred years on.  Click on the photo above to learn more about them.


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