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Candlestick made by George Lailey

Accession Number:

NEBYM:1960.12

This candlestick was made by George Lailey (1869–1958), a wood turner who lived in Bucklebury. He produced many wooden objects, mostly bowls, using a traditional pole lathe.  Most of the objects he produced were made using elm wood however he would occasionally use wood from chestnut, beech or sycamore trees.  He practiced mixing turmeric into beeswax to give the objects he made their final polish, which is what gives this candlestick a warm yellow colour.

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