With our highest compliments and utmost honors, Bay Colony Antiques is extremely proud to offer for sale this 18th century antique Virginia tilt top candle stand. This is an exceptionally rare form and we’re very excited to present this to our southern collectors. We’re very familiar with the MESDA museum, Winterthur collection, & Colonial Williamsburg and don’t believe any of them have a stand in this form. The stand has a shaped top and a carved column with tight ringlets and an inverted cup. This rare turning pattern is mainly associated with Virginia and was probably meant to resemble a beehive which was an important symbol to the Freemasons. The stand has a three leg base and is in wonderful condition free of any breaks and repairs. The legs have a shallow carving around the edges and are reinforced with an iron spider. When the stand is flipped up like in our gallery image the stand measures 20” wide x 14 1/2” deep x 37” tall. When the top is locked down the stand is 28 1/4” tall.