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'A Wooden Candlestick formed out of part of the Ancient Roof of the Cathedral at Oxford [Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford], taken off in 1816' (Soane Museum, 1837 'AB' Inventory), pair with MP282.This candlestick appears to be made of oak. The 1837 inventory entry for one of the pair, MP282, 'A Candelstick and Candle, as 280', makes it clear that the timber 'candles', painted in imitation of wax, placed in this pair of candlesticks are contemporary with the candlesticks, which were presumably therefore intended to be ornamental (in the Monk's Parlour) rather than for practical use.

Museum number: MP280


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