This 27" metal candlestick will hold a candle up to 1 1/2" wide. The heavy metal base measures 4 1/2" square and does have felt on the four corners to protect the finish where it is placed. The 'stem' of the tulip is attached with a nut/bolt fixture. The three graceful leaves add the illusion of a genuine tulip. This is sure to be a conversation piece in your home.