Tealight Centerpiece, Set of 3, Old World Inspired, 19th Century Drawings, Unique Engraved Gifts, Gift for Travel Lover, Tealight Candle Set

Tealight Centerpiece, Set of 3, Old World Inspired, 19th Century Drawings, Unique Engraved Gifts, Gift for Travel Lover, Tealight Candle Set

45.00

Here we have a set of three tea light candle holders featuring the 1840s "Pavilion of the Star of Hope, Tong Chow"���a 19th Century drawing by Thomas Allom, illustrating the elaborate and intricate architecture of a Chinese pavilion in the Tongzhou District of Beijing. This triptych rendition is a wood engraving on maple wood and comes with three 100% palm wax tea lights with cotton wicks. Each holder measures 2.5" x 5" x 2.5". The complete engraving is displayed when the holders are placed together.

The author of 'China: in a series of views, displaying the scenery, architecture, and social habits, of that ancient empire' describes the pavilion:

Exhibiting an endless variety in design, yet built in strict accordance with the laws that limit domestic architecture, the Pavilion of the Star of Hope is, even amongst the metropolitan mandarins, who retire in summer to this locality, considered the Tong-chow par excellence. The lawns that extend, or rather rise, from the bank of the silvery Pei-ho to the pleasure-grounds of the villa, constitute a spacious demesne, intersected by artificial rivulets, adorned with artificial lakes, and embellished with bridges more numerous than necessary, and constructed for luxury rather than convenience. The garden and pleasure-grounds passed, visitors reach the marble court in front, a broad bright plateau, where the venerable owner occasionally receives them, and accepts the homage of the kow-tow, or prostration.

This set would be an ideal gift for a world traveler or travel lover. Or, it'd make a great coffee table centerpiece!

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