From our German Collectibles Weihnachtsmarkt collection, this German Candle Arches (Schwibbogen) is hand-carved and painted and from the Erzgebirge region in Germany.
Authentic German Candle Arches (Schwibbogen) The first predecessor of Candle Arches (Schwibbogen) was manufactured 1726 from wrought iron. The German name Schwibbogen refers to a type of arch constructed in gothic times when an arch between two walls was called "Schwebebogen" (floating arch).
The look goes back to a tradition of miners, who hung their burning pit lamps semicircularly on the pit entry hole before they started their last shift before Christmas. The Candle Arch expresses the longing for light by the miners who did not see very much daylight during their workdays.
100 % handmade - 100% quality made in Germany
Dimensions 15"W X 4"D X 7.5" Tall (without candles) Uses 14MM candle size