An exceptional pair of very early Brass Candlesticks.
This pair of Antique 10″ tall candlesticks have their steel push-rods still intact and working.
The push-rods are designed into these candlesticks so that any wax left in the sconce after burning a candle can be easily ejected to make way for the next wax candle.
In 1861 the English designer William Morris started the arts and crafts movement in an effort to improve the tastes of the public.
William Morris hoped to overcome the banality and inferior quality of industrially produced decorative arts by promoting a return to medieval style craftsmanship.
Gothic Revival 1830 – 1880
The Gothic Revival had a great impact on the Arts and Crafts style. The interest in all things Medieval and the use of bold forms and strong colours were particularly inspirational.