This is an early French candle stick, dating to the 1710-1730 time period. It features a beautifully turned bell shaped base that features a scalloped edge and a series of turned moldings that run up the base. The shaft of the candle stick resembles an octagon to round fowler barrel, which we are particularly fond of. The shaft begins with a wedding band molding that transitions into the octagon section, then another wedding band molding begins that transitions into the round section of the shaft, just as a fowler barrel does. The drip cup is separated from the shaft by a simple, yet delicate molding. The overall condition of the candle stick is “well used” showing signs of a long life of use. There are scratches, nicks and dings, but the candle stick remains in untouched condition showing no signs or repair. The plunger works exceptionally well and goes up and down as it should with solid tension from the original spring. The overall height is 9 1/2″. The base diameter is 4 7/8″ and it will accept a 1″ candle.