If you were wealthy then beeswax candles came at a premium. For those less fortunate, or even in the recesses of a wealthy person’s bedroom, cheaper tallow candles would have sufficed. For a pair of candlestands of this rarity and quality, they would undoubtedly have been equipped with a pair of beautiful silver candlesticks, lit with the best beeswax candles that burnt cleanly and didn’t gutter (flicker), need trimming every few minutes and didn’t pong of the smell of burning animal fat.