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Candleholder

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from Lady Fraser of Lovat's house, Blackfriars Wynd, Edinburgh

Postcard of Candleholder.
000-100-102-265-C
© National Museums Scotland

Candleholder

This wooden candleholder is from Lady Fraser of Lovat's house in Blackfriars Wynd in Edinburgh. It dates from the early 18th century

The stem and candleholder have four sets of mouldings and the lower portion of the stem is twisted. The shallow brass drip pan at the top is decorated on the underside with leaves and scrolls in relief.

It is thought the candle was introduced to Britain by the Romans. From then until the second quarter of the 19th century, it remained the most widely used form of artificial light.


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Online ID: 000-100-102-265-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MGI 7
Date: Early 18th century
Material: Wood; baize base covering
Dimensions: 10.75" H x 5.45" base D
What: Candleholder, pillar
Subject: Candleholders (NMAS Classification)
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Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh (Blackfriars Wynd, Lady Fraser
Event:
Description: Pillar candleholder of wood with a circular moulded base and a shallow brass drip pan at the top, from Lady Fraser of Lovat's House, Blackfriars Wynd, Edinburgh, early 18th century
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