Handcrafted German Pyramid & Candles
Look ma, no electricity!
German holiday pyramids were invented in the early 1800s, long before the invention of electricity. Instead, these clever decorations rely on the candles heating up the air above, which then pushes up against the blades of the wheel above. And voila: a spinning, eye-catching display of traditional Christmas scenes, hand-carved by artisans in Germany. (We recommend really doing it up by throwing in their pals, the smoker and nutcracker.)
Since 1899, the Müller Company in Seiffen, Germany has been producing hand-crafted wooden collectibles, whose whimsical designs are recognized the world over. Once the holiday season rolls around, their figurines and candle holders appear on many a tabletop and mantel.
Heads up! These specialty pyramids are intended only for use with authentic pyramid candles, included with the pyramid.
Photography by Ty Mecham, Bobbi Lin, & Rocky Luten
Details & Materials +-
A mix of linden, mahogany, walnut, elm, beech woods pine, ash and alder.
Deer, Dark Wood: 8.625"L x 5.5"W x 12.5"H; Music Playing Angels 8.33"L x 5.5"W x 11.4"H; Carolers 8.33"L x 5.5"W x 11.8"H; Santa Giving Out Presents 9.4"L x 6.3"W x 11.8"H; 3-Tiered Forest Scene 11"L x 9.4"W x 17.3"H. Each pyramid includes 1 box of unscented candles (50 pieces each).
Care & Notes +-
Each pyramid comes with a small piece of cardboard under the blade that enables the pyramid to turn. Please remove the cardboard before use and make sure the top is position directly in the middle. The propellers should also be angled correctly to help move in the circular motion.
Candles should not be left unattended. Keep out of reach from children and pets. Do not place the candles too close to each other nor on top of each other. If the flames are too large, trim the wick to a shorter length. Use a fireproof, flat surface away from potential drafts.
Only for use with authentic pyramid candles; burn time for each candle is approximately 1–2 hours. Store the candles in a cool, dry place.
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Don't waste a drop.
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A traditional trompe l'oeuil treat, made special for the holidays.