The story goes that in 164 BC, the Jewish Maccabees of the ancient Mediterranean reclaimed the Temple of Jerusalem from their pagan oppressors. During their celebration of religious freedom, the Maccabees only had enough oil to light the temple for one day, yet the candelabrum miraculously burned for eight days. Those who celebrate Hanukkah commemorate this miracle by lighting candles on their menorahs—nine-branched candelabra—throughout the festival.
This year, The HighBoy has gathered our own collection of secular candelabra—one for each day of the festival. While our collection of lamps do not necessarily reflect the traditional use of menorahs during Hanukkah today—they offer a non-religious and historic approach that still memorializes the greatness of the miracle of light.
From our 1st Century Hellenistic Pottery Oil Lamp excavated in Israel to the Swedish Mid-Century Gunnar Ander Candelabra, we hope this collection reminds you that no matter what holidays you celebrate, we are grateful for the inexplicable miracles that happen everyday.
1. Hellenistic Pottery Oil Lamp | 2. Pair of Neoclassical Style Candlesticks | 3. Brass Altar Candlesticks
4. Swedish Mid-Century Candelabra | 5. Pair of Silver Plated Art Nouveau Candlesticks
6. Pair of Italian Rococo Silver Candelabra | 7. French Gothic Style Wall Sconces
8. French Empire Style Bronze Candelabra