First English edition of the Nuremberg chronicle: being the Liber chronicarum of Dr. Hartmann Schedel…

And on each head was to be a golden lamp resting on the last or highest knop of each branch. And so there were seven vessels of gold with which the oil was poured into the lamps. There were also at the hand snuffers of pure gold, with which the lamps were trimmed and extinguished and the burnt matter removed; and there were vessels with water into which this burnt matter was thrown so that it would not smoke. Together these implements were to be of the weight of one pound of gold; but the Hebrews say a hundred weight. No one knows the exact weight; but no doubt a large quantity of gold was required to create so great a work. And the candlestick was placed to the south, over against the table, not directly but to the side.[The candlestick is to be thought of as an elaborately constructed candelabra, with places for seven lamps or lights. Like the cherubim it consisted of beaten work, elaborately wrought by some hand process. It had a main stem or shaft, rising up from a triangular pedestal or base. The main stem and branches were ornamented with flower-shaped cups into which the spherical knops were set, and both the knops and cups were further connected with flowers, or blossoms, all together serving the purpose of ornamentation. Three branches came out of the main stem to either side. These, with the stem, furnished at their tops the places for the seven lamps. The entire candlestick was to be wrought out of one piece of pure gold, so that the completed work should form one solid piece. It was to be placed so that it would throw light to the opposite side of the room. The description (Exodus 35:31-40) is obscure. The exact form of the shafts, or branches, and of the knops and flowers is left to conjecture. No dimensions are given for the whole or any of its parts. A conspicuous object among the spoils of Jerusalem, pictured on the Arch of Titus at Rome, is a figure of a candlestick, with its central shaft and six arms. It is not certain that this is an exact copy of the one captured at the fall of the temple, for the Roman artist may have modified some of its parts; but in its main outline it probably represents the original. The exact form of the snuffing tools and dishes is nowhere described.]