Pair of antique 19th century teak candlesticks. The brass drip pans to concave turned candle sockets over tapered bobbin turned columns and moulded domed circular bases. Bear brass labels ‘Made from timber taken from HMS Renown’.
Height 9” (23cm) Base Diameter 6” (15cm)
English, 19th century
HMS Renown was a sea-going battleship built for the Royal Navy in the early 1890s. Shortly after, she became the Royal Yacht, carrying the future King George V and Queen Mary on their tour of India in 1905 and King Alfonso Xlll and Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain in 1907. She was sold for dismantling to Hughes Bolckow & Co in 1914, who were renowned for creating high quality memorabilia, furniture and homewares from the dismantled materials.