Crown: amboyna burl, maple burl, and black veneer
Twist: amboyna burl and African blackwood
Base: amboyna burl, maple burl, and African blackwood
The Twist: double barley
Number of pieces: 53
16 in x 6 in, 40.6 cm x 15.2 cm
Notes: A delicate candlestick featuring the exotic amboyna burl with a wild base that looks as good from the bottom as from the top. The amboyna twist was one that I had made some years ago and had turned the ends too narrow and both had fractured under the strain. I almost threw the twist away but for amboyna's extravagant cost and beauty. One day I had the idea of cutting off the broken ends and attaching the blackwood pieces. I had to do some hand carving of the blackwood to complete the twist. After that, the neglected twist became the centerpiece for this candlestick, rather like the ugly ducking!