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Fan the Flames of Dinner Party Excess With These Candles and Holders

Here are 18 ways to add some drama to your tabletop.

 

Part of the fun of using candles is pairing relatively normal-looking wax, such as these ①  Floral Society 10-inch fancy tapers ($32 per pair; thehuntressny.com), with an incongruous partner like the ② Faunacrystopolis candle holder ($480; baccarat.com), which designer Jaime Hayon has rendered as a winking monkey in crystal. The ③  Apollo candle, No. 11 ($110; thehuntressny.com), with scents of eucalyptus and oakmoss, needs only a flame to shine: To that end, consider the ④ Flora table lighter ($1,200; floranero.com), which, with its honey-colored aluminum housing, looks nothing like your average Zippo.