A nice pair of gimbal candle
holders. These were made by a blacksmith. Identical in design,
one is just slightly longer than the other, good proof that they are indeed
They are convertible, able to be used
in three different configurations. Horizontal, as shown in our first
image with the large pans underneath the gimbled candlecups, displayed
on a wall from the large loop that has an inverted V shape for hanging off
of a hook, or reversed hanging from the pointed end that has a hole for a
The looped handles/hangers were attached
with small hand hammered rivets to the pans. The twisted iron 'legs/arms'
are riveted to the pans at the sides. The tin candle-cups with their small
square bases were also attached with a hammered rivet thru the iron work
holding the swinging candle-cups securely in
Good and heavy, they are both quite
strong and sturdy, each one weighs 1-1/2-lb.
Overall size: 12" long - 5" across
the pans - 6-1/2" high displayed horizontally - 7" back to front displayed
on a wall.
No breaks in the metal. Some
rust and wear in the pans.
These were used in the past, there
is a small amount of wax in the tin candlecups.