The candle cups/holders actually fit inside. A great idea, made to minimize space requirements for efficient packing and travel in the field. Fancy style and very ingenious design. Only generally something that an officer could afford and would need. VERY WELL DESIGNED AND THOUGHT OUT!!!
Made of thin brass, again to help keep the weight down. Has great lines and eye appeal. A great way for an officer or possibly an enlisted man to light up their tent in the field during the Civil War.
It is easy to picture an officer planning a campaign, completing reports, writing orders, or simply writing a letter home next to, and with the assistance of light from the candle in this holder. This is a single holder, i. In very good condition overall. You rarely see these any more, and this is a nice one. Even a single one makes a good decorator or addition to a Civil War collection.
A great Civil War officer's personal accessory and a great looking display item with a variety of collections!! Came out of a New England estate sale, and has been in my collection for many years. Roughly 3 1/4 diameter x 1 1/4 high. The item "Scarce CIVIL WAR OFFICER's Collapsible Brass Folding Candle Holder Half" is in sale since Wednesday, April 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items".
The seller is "marvinsmom9" and is located in Hampden, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.