Pentreath & Hall believes firmly in living life by candlelight. Everything looks better this way, not least old furniture and old bodies. We abhor modern LED lighting, to which candlelight is the only known antidote. From the first day we opened, we have sold coloured candles, and every year it’s good to know that several thousand of these have lit dinners, birthdays, huge weddings, solitary baths, first dates, winter lunches. One of our proudest moments was the creation of the Ionic candlestick in Stoke-on-Trent. Followed closely by our Column Creamware candlestick, featured here with a rather fine example of an antique candlestick (this one long sold) which we usually have available and an exceptional marble paper covered obelisk from Parvum Opus. This caption is mostly made up from the Candlestick entry under ‘C’ from our P&H Alphabet book, where you find a comprehensive alphabetical compendium of inspiring imagery and explanations relating to all things that make the P&H world go round.