Candlesticks

This is a pair of lacquered wooden candlesticks. Lacquer is a clear or coloured varnish that dries by solvent evaporation. There is also a curing process that produces a hard, durable finish. This gives the product either a matte or glossy finish. These candlesticks were possibly made from a variety of wood ranging from blackwood to red and gold namwood. Teak was also used as it was the most abundantly available in the Southeast Asian region. However, it was not the wood of choice as it was considered wood of an inferior quality.

Date/Period
Early 20th century
Region
Straits Settlements
Dimension
Unknown Type: Please refer to parts
Accession No.
2005-01454
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Lacquerware