Flint glass candlestick, c.1870

One of my favorite antiques with inventive repairs illustrates the incongruence of materials and the immediate need to mend a broken item. When this elegant American flint glass candlestick snapped off at the base, it was attached to a simple 3-1/2″ solid block of mahogany.

Candlestick with replaced wood base measures 12-1/2” high.

A similar flint glass candlestick, showing a standard round base.

Photo courtesy of eBay

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