Brass push-up candlesticks -- help!
I'm hoping Lindac or other experts see this! This is a new field for me -- most of my experience is in furniture.
I just purchased a pair of brass push-up candlesticks and will post a pic when my tech-wizard son gets home. The push-up rods have no buttons on the ends -- did they break off, or were any made with just a bare rod, no button?
Also, the rods have frozen. I don't know if there's too much old wax in there or if something else is going on. Anyone have any tips on freeing them up?
Also, can you recommend a good book on antique brass? I've seen one on Amazon that looks good (The Brass Book), but before I spend the $60, I wonder if there is a better reference book.