A candelabra is a multi-branched candelstick for use on a large table. In addition to the central stem, they may have between two and six branches. Long ago made redundant through electrification, their purpose these days is decorative. They were sometimes made in sets of two or more., although very few sets have survived. Most commonly they were made in silver and silver plate from the mid 17th century, but other materials used were ceramic and pewter. Silver candelabra often had a flame shaped finial that fitted in each candle socket when the candlelabra was not in use. As an aid to cleaning, the ornate arms are often removeable. The plural of candelabra is either candelabra or candelabrum
An outstanding rare suite of a pair of George III cast sterling silver two branch candelabra and matching pair of candlesticks by William Burwash, London 1814, each raised on a shaped circular base with rococo scrolls and mythical beast masks and heavily d
A pair of sterling silver candelabra, Hawksworth, Eyre and Co Ltd, Sheffield, 1909 and 1917, each having three branches, the tapering sockets supported on scrolling arms, supported on a tapering fluted column resting on an oval foot, loaded, 46.5 cm high,
A pair of Danish sterling silver candelabra, circa 1960, with maker's marks for Axel Salmondsen, in the 18th century manner, each with a central knopped stem supporting curvaceous arms with shaped octagonal nozzles and raised on a domed spreading base of s
A pair of sterling silver loaded candelabra, Hawksworth, Eyre and Co Ltd, Sheffield, 1909 and 1917, (14), each having three branches, the tapering sockets supported on scrolling arms, supported on a tapering fluted column resting on an oval foot, (14), 331
A fine pair of silver five branch candelabra by Carrington & Co, London 1906, finely chassed and embellished with repousse C scrolls feathers and garlands on baluster supports and shaped weighted bases, 5,140 grms (for the tops excluding the weighted b
A pair of Danish silver two-light candelabra, designed by Soren Georg Jensen (1917-1982) for Georg Jensen, Copenhagen, circa 1960 plain with tapering cylindrical stems, stamped sterling, with maker's initials, model number 1087 (2), 1650 gms, 17.8 cm high
A Danish sterling silver three branch candelabra designed by Henning Koppel, Georg Jensen, Copenhagen, circa 1970 of biomorphic form, marked to base with Georg Jensen marks and '956' 9 cm high, 18 cm wide, 13 cm deep
A set of six Edwardian sterling silver loaded candlesticks, James Parkes, London 1904/ 1905 comprising four single loaded candlesticks and two further sticks with detachable two arm candelabra, the plain tapering sticks with reeded decoration throughout, s
An associated pair of sterling silver four light candelabra, each with a body of maker's mark Britton, Gould & Co. / Birmingham /, circa 1937, the top section of maker's mark ICCB /, circa 1865, weighted bases, 48.5 cm high
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