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The craftsman
Volume XXX, Number 2 (May 1916)

The return of the candlestick: its decorative value (cont.),   pp. 212-213 PDF (1.5 MB)


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DECORATIVE VALUE OF THE CANDLESTICK
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RETURN OF CANDLESTICK:
ITS DECORATIVE VALUE
          (Continued from Page 206.)
sion, New York city, may be seen some of
the old-time methods of candle making.
There are the hand dipped candles hanging
in rows from long cooling frames, like so
many icicles, the basin for melting the tal-
low and quite a number of molds similar
to. the twod illustrated. This room is a
valuable record of the old-time methods of
candle making. The cotton wicks were
drawn through the hollow forms of the
molds, which are made with the points
downward and then the wax or tallow
poured into it until filled level with the top.
Every housewife made her own candles
in those days. She spun the thread for
the wicks, dipped, rolled or molded the
candles from fragrant barberry or tallow.
CANDLESTICKS OF METAL AND WOOD IN VARIOUS
COLOR SCHEMES SEEN AT THE CRAFTSMAN SHOPS.
We may not have the romantic satisfaction
of being able to make our own candles, but
EARLY AMERICAN CANDLE MOLDS, PROPERTY OF THE
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART.
we have an outlet to our ingenuity in the
decorating of the candlesticks and of mak-
ing dainty shades.
  I ltIlS saImIe ISSue iimay te seen1
some rare old candlesticks in the
photographs illustrating the ar-
ticle on Ben Ali Haggin's studio,
"A Studio That Is a Series of
Medikeval Pictures." These in
their magnificent setting give fine
contrast to the simple, home-
made tallow dip in its plain
wooden   holder  that  pioneer
Americans felt themselves for-
tunate in possessing. Both types,
the elaborate and the simple, are
rich  in romantic associations,
ENGLISH CHAMBER CANDLESTICKS OF SILVER, PROPER
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM.
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          perfectly made for the part they
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