Candleholder, possibly Scandinavian

Artist unkown

Mid-19th century.

Painted Wood

Height: 35cm

This wooden candleholder is modelled with two figures in servants’ clothes supporting the candle with a yoke on their shoulders.

They sit on a carriage with rough-hewn wheels. The object would have been wheeled along table after meals to light gentlemen’s cigars – generally at weddings or other festival occasions.  This sort of object was from an old Scandinavian tradition and was sometimes repainted for future generations.