Victorian plant stand

From early history until 1879 the candle was a major source of lighting. Many forms of stand and holder were created for use with candles. Many small 18th century examples exist.

18th century elm candle stand

American Queen Anne candle stand

At some point, possibly with the introduction of gas lighting, the candle stand became known as a plant stand. It seems the antique dealers today call any small stand that doesn’t look like an 18th century tripod stand a plant stand. Any way here is a Victorian period plant stand I repaired recently.

Walnut stand

You can see that two tenons on the uprights are broken off and one small turning was missing.

broken tenons

You can see how I repaired the tenons in this post.

new tenons

The replaced turning.

replaced turning

The stand with repairs complete ready to finish.

Victorian plant stand

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