Circa: 1948 Country of Origin: Italy Manufacturer: Fantasie Fiorentine
This unusual Italian made Christmas candle holder probably dates to the 1940s or 1950s. It's a dimensional Christmas tree with four arms, made with light weight wood covered in red and white paper with a florentine style fleur-de-lys pattern. When put together, the candlestick is 6-3/4 inches high by about 5" wide. The four included white spiral candles add another 2-3/4 inches to the height.
The tree is in excellent condition and comes in an attractive black and white box with a printed reindeer and urns design. There are two extra gold candle holders for the top The base has a red and gold foil label reading Fantasie Fiorentine, Firenze Italy. Extreme care should be taken if you're going to light the candles due to the flammable wood and paper construction.