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Tapered Dinner Candles


Pack of 4 x 32cm Ruby Red Taper Dinner Candles
A pack of four tall 32cm (12½") taper dinner candles, which have been overdipped with a ruby/dark red wax lacquer to give a high gloss finish. These candles measure 32cm tall by 2.2cm diameter at the base and have a burn time of up to 7 hours each. The price is for a pack of 4 candles and excludes the candleholder. Candles with a gloss finish may soot. ..
£4.99
Pack of 4 x 32cm Silver Taper Dinner Candles
A pack of four tall 32cm (12½") taper dinner candles, which have been overdipped with silver metallic finish. These candles measure 32cm tall by 2.2cm diameter at the base and have a burn time of up to 7 hours each. The price is for a pack of 4 candles and excludes the candleholder. Candles with a metallic finish may soot. ..
£4.99
Pack of 4 x 32cm White Taper Dinner Candles
A pack of four tall 32cm (12½") taper dinner candles, which have been overdipped with white lacquer to give a high gloss finish. These candles measure 32cm tall by 2.2cm diameter at the base and have a burn time of up to 7 hours each. The price is for a pack of 4 candles and excludes the candleholder. Candles with a gloss finish may soot. ..
£4.99
Pack of 4 x 32cm Yellow Taper Dinner Candles
A pack of four tall 32cm (12½") taper dinner candles, which have been overdipped with yellow lacquer to give a high gloss finish. These candles measure 32cm tall by 2.2cm diameter at the base and have a burn time of up to 7 hours each. The price is for a pack of 4 candles and excludes the candleholder. Candles with a gloss finish may soot. ..
£4.99
St Eval Candles - 15cm Ivory Candle Tapers 4 Pack
These church tapers/ pencil candles are handmade in Cornwall, by the St Eval Candle Co, using traditional candle-making techniques. Each of the taper candles are hand-finished to the finest quality and burn beautifully. Each candle measures approximately: 1.3cm (1/2") Diameter and 15cm (6") Tall. These fine tapers/ pencil candles are suitable for lighting larger candles or, similar small ..
£1.75
St Eval Candles - 15cm Red Candle Tapers 4 Pack
From the St Eval Candle Co, these church tapers/ pencil candles are handmade in Cornwall using traditional candle-making techniques. Each of these pencil candles is hand-finished to the finest quality and burn beautifully, with each candle having an approximate burn time of up to three hours. The individual candles measure approximately: 1.3cm (1/2") Diameter and 15cm (6") Tall. These fin..
£1.75
St Eval Candles - 30cm Ivory Candle Tapers 12 Pack
A pack of 12 slim taper/ pencil candles, ideal for use to light larger candles. Alternatively, these fine tapers/ pencil candles, measuring approximately 0.9cm in diameter, could be used in candle holders suitable for small diameter/ slim candles. These candles are made in Cornwall, by the St Eval Candle Co, using traditional candle-making methods. Each candle is hand-finished to the fine..
£4.59
St Eval Candles - 30cm Red Candle Tapers 12 Pack
St Eval church tapers/ pencil candles are handmade in Cornwall using traditional candle-making techniques. Each candle is hand-finished to the finest quality and burn beautifully. These fine tapers/ pencil candles are suitable for lighting larger candles or used in a slim candle holder. ..
£4.59
Bolsius Candles - 10 x 25cm Black Taper Dinner Candles
10 x 25cm (10") black taper dinner candles, each with a conical foot to ensure an easy fit in your candle holders. Price excludes holder. ..
£5.90
Bolsius Candles - 10 x 25cm Burgundy, Wine Red, Taper Candles
10 x 25cm (10") burgundy, dark red, taper dinner candle, from Bolsius Candles These wine red candles have a conical foot, to ensure an easy fit in your candle holders.  However, should the base of the candle be too large, a candle sharpener can be used to reduce the size the base to fit the candleholder. Price excludes the candle holder. Price is for 10 candles. ..
£5.90
Bolsius Candles - 10 x 25cm Ivory Taper Dinner Candles
10 x 25cm (10") ivory taper dinner candle, from Bolsius Candles. These simple ivory dinner candles are made with a conical foot to ensure an easy fit in your candle holders. Great for use on the dinner table, and around the home, these ivory dinner candles are ideal for use all year round. Price is for a 10 candles and excludes the candle holder. ..
£5.90
Bolsius Candles - 10 x 25cm Red Taper Dinner Candles
10 x 25cm (10") red taper dinner candles, from Bolsius Candles, with a conical foot to ensure an easy fit in your candle holders. These Bolsius taper dining table candles are made from a quality wax blend, ensuring your candle burns with a clear bright flame. Before lighting any dinner candle, place them in a suitable candle holder. Each of these candles burn for up to 7 hours. Price e..
£5.90
Bolsius Candles - 10 x 25cm White Taper Dinner Candles
10 x 25cm (10") white taper dinner candle, from Bolsius Candles, with a conical foot to ensure an easy fit in your candle holders. These Bolsius taper dining table candles are made from a quality wax blend, ensuring your candle burns with a clear bright flame. Each of these candles burn for up to 7 hours. Before lighting any dinner candle, place them in a suitable candle holder. Price ..
£5.90

The tapered dinner candle, one of the most traditional types of candle, has been used in households to provide light for hundreds of years.

Originally tapered dinner candles were manufactured by hand, dipping wicks in molten wax, allowing the wax to dry, and repeating the hand dipping process until the desired candle diameter had been achieved. This process generally resulted in elegant candles with a gradually tapering diameter. The chandler would typically produce a pair of candles on the same piece of wick, using the wick between the two to raise and lower the candles during the dipping process.

Dipped tapered dinner candles are still available today, have a look at our great range of pairs of elegant dipped tapered dinner candles from Broste of Copenhagen.

Today’s modern tapered dinner candles are equally as elegant, but are typically presented singularly, many of the better quality candles containing stearin a material which helps to improve the burn quality of the candle and helps to reduce the amount of smoking and dripping whilst the candles is burning. Quality tapered dinner candles are produced by many manufacturers, including; Bolsius of Copenhagen, Eika Candles and Price’s Candles.

Tapered dinner candles are available in a wide variety of sizes, allowing you to choose the most appropriate height of candle for your candle holders, and to suit your dinner table arrangements, the tallest tapered dinner candles stocked by thecandleselection are a massive 38cm (15”) tall and are known as banqueting candles.

In addition to being available in a variety of lengths, tapered dinner candles are also offered in a multitude of colours, from the traditional; ivory candles, white candles, red candles, green candles and blue candles, to more contemporary candle colours, which include; black candles, pink candles, orange candles, purple candles, yellow candles, brown candles, silver candles and gold candles.