The Candle stick is about 8 1/2 inches tall, wirh a base of about 2 3/4 inches diameter. I was told that the wood is Mahogany that is "Water Marked" due to it's prior use as a bearer that a shipment of wood was sat on, but looking at it…I'm not 100% sure that it is! It turned like Mahogany, but the grain pattern is far from typical for Mahogany. It was "rescued" from the scrap pile (along with some others, including some nice Redwood) by a friend. If this really IS the result of Mahogany being left outdoors to get wet for a while, I think I may leave a piece or 2 outdoors for a year or so….!!