These very large bobbin candle holders measures 16 inches or 13 inches tall and both the top and bottom are about 7 inches across with 7/8 inch centre bore.
Rescued from old textile mills across North America, these bobbins collected plenty of character over their years of hard use. Drilled to hold a large candle (3/4 inch base), they are available only as lightly refinished.
The light finishing includes a light sanding of the wood (leaving many of the scuffed marks) and removal of most of the paint from the ends. The surface is then lightly varnished and waxed to last a new lifetime as a candle holder.
No two bobbins are exactly alike, but their variations are what makes them so interesting. Different sized bobbins may have been handled and stored quite differently but the lightly finished patina is fairly consistent.
These bobbins are supplied with a brass insert that help hold a 7/8 inch tapered candle. The top is wide enough to hold a large pillar candle.
This wide bobbin candle holder works very well in a set of two, one of each size.