Pair of 19th-Century Italian Gilt Wood Candlesticks w/ Prickets

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Pair of 19th-Century Italian Gilt Wood Candlesticks w/ Prickets


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A 19th-century pair of Italian giltwood candlesticks with prickets and a beautifully carved acanthus leaf design throughout is a testament to the opulent and detailed craftsmanship of the period. Giltwood refers to wood that has been gilded-covered in a thin layer of gold leaf over gesso, enhancing the candlesticks with a rich, luminous finish that highlights the intricate carvings.

The acanthus leaf, a motif derived from classical antiquity and frequently used in decorative arts and architecture, symbolizes enduring llife and immortality. Its inclusion in the design of these candlesticks adds a layer of ornamental depth and classical beauty, making them standout pieces in any setting.

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Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 7 in. W x 29 in. H x 7 in. D
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