PAIR OF EARLY 20TH CENTURY FRENCH CELLAR CANDLESTICKS
Pair of iron 'rat de cave' cellar candlesticks.
Rat de cave, or cellar rat, candlesticks were used to light French Burgandy wine cellars from the 18th to 20th Centuries. The rat tail like handles are designed to be hung on the rim of a wine barrel
These functional and decorative pieces date to the early 20th century and feature a sliding lifter to control the height of the candle.
Circa: Early 20th Century
Condition: In excellent condition.
Dimensions: 19-20cm h x 8-10cm w x 8-10cm d