An Exceptional Antique Queen Anne Mahogany Candle Stand, Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1760.
This attractive antique Queen Anne candle stand from Newport, RI has a pleasing old surface and agreeable proportions. The table, which is constructed with a dense mahogany top and legs, has a shaft turned from solid casuarina often referred to as "she-oak". The unprecedented use of this exotic and extremely heavy tropical wood as a solid component, speaks to the importance of this rare object. The circular top, which has a rounded edge, is of dense, high quality mahogany with rich grain. Antique candle stands such as this, prove to be extremely versatile in today’s decorating schemes. Often used as lamp tables, they make an excellent accent to upholstered seating furniture. The shaft joins three cabriole legs with round tops and pointed slipper feet. The legs are joined to the shaft with a long vertical dove-tail which is reinforced with an original iron spider. This form is sometimes referred to as a Queen Anne, snake foot candle stand (or candlestand).
Height: 26 ¼”; Diameter of Top: 20 ¼”
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