Own a piece of theatre history!
A tea light holder made from the original teak beams from the Queens/Sondheim theatre, home of Les Misérables. This Teak is very special, sometimes called gods gift to boat builders, it is impervious to water and resistant to rot, swelling and cracking. It’s high oil content makes it immune to wood boring insects too, this also gives it a silky feel and smells almost like leather. In history, the Theatre and sailing worlds often intertwined, with terminology, equipment and even staff being used in both fields. This teak was originally the main stage beams at the Sondheim theatre (previously Queens) in London’s West End. Originally installed in 1907, These beams had the stage deck tongue and groove boards secured on top. In 2019 these beams were removed in order to lower the entire stage to accommodate the new production of Les Misérables and replaced with steel. I was fortunate enough to be offered several of these beams and its a privilege to be able to work with them, teak like this is extremely rare now and having worked at the theatre for over 8 years previously this wood not only represents theatre history but a part of mine too.
This piece was turned by me on a lathe, a Hempex rope inlay was added as a nod to the woods nautical and theatrical history. It was then sanded, sealed and finished with wax. “Queens 1907” and “Sondheim 2019” is laser engraved on the base.
The tea light holder comes complete with tea light candle, glass insert and a certificate of authenticity.
This tea light holder measures 90mm x 30mm(approx)
Given the nature of these pieces, each one is totally unique. You will not receive the item in the picture but one very similar.
Please observe fire safety when using tea light candles, do not leave a naked flame unattended!