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
A pair of vintage silver plated candelabra, mid 20th century, the candelabra of neoclassical inspiration with a pair of ribbed curvaceous arms supporting beaded pans and gadroon embellished urn form nozzles, similarly embellished to the knopped stem and st
A pair of silver plated three light candelabra. 20th century, with maker's mark of W Drummond & Co Melbourne, the Georgian style candelabra with two scrolling ribbed arms supporting removable floral decorated nozzles, the central capital also with a remova
A collection of Sheffield plated silverware, comprising a pair of three branch candelabra, two single branch candelabras and one other, 34 cm high, 40 cm wide, 18 cm high. Provenance: The Estate of the Late Annie Coogan
A pair of large silvered candelabra, the candelabra each with six scrolling arms with foliate dishes and bud form nozzles supported on a fluted column to an acanthus cup and pedestal, upon a spreading triform base with ornate leaf moulding and supported on
A large Victorian plated candelabra, later 19th century, the candelabra with a cast and knopped stem issuing four scrolling arms with animal head embellishments, and supporting dishes and foliate decorated urns. Height 54 cm. Width 40 cm
A striking pair of Baroque style figural candelabra, in silvered bronze and cast as classically attired female busts with braided hair surmounted by urn form nozzles and raised on slender obelisks, each issuing a pair of foliate scrolls supporting conformi
A pair of outstanding 19th century William IV silver 'transitional' seven light candelabras. England. Circa 1835. The Sheffield plate base metal with some electroplated parts. The six rococo style foliate scroll branches, each on a leaf moulded baluster co
An early 19th century Empire style three branch Sheffield plate candelabra the tricorn base and tall reeded lion paw columns supporting a bowl and urn finial with triple twist reeded branches, and gadrooned and fluted decoration, circa 1820. Height 62 cm
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