I bought some silver spray paint at Michael's (.99) and covered up the brass!
I am not really sure what it is supposed to be used for but I knew It would come to live in my house as a candle holder. The candle was just a plain white candle-not fit for a crown. So, I wrapped the candle with a piece of old sheet music, added some torn fabric for a tie, and some bling! The pin and round crocheted circle were also picked up at the junk shop for pennies.