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 19th century French cast gilt metal candlesticks, each with shaped foot and moulded standard above a blue porcelain baluster form with garlands, and foliate scrolled branches approx. 50 cm high
A pair of French porcelain, bronze and silver candlesticks, late 19th century, with maker's mark of Robert Linzeler et Cie, the pillars with tapering squared socles to shaped timber base with silver borders of ribbons and leaves, and raised on silver b
A fine pair of French gilt bronze and porcelain candelabra, 19th century. Lavishly cast and pierced, the scrolling five arm candelabra embellished with vine leaves, fruits and flowers, with a globular porcelain stem painted with putti to a floral porcelain
A collection of Moore Brothers porcelain including a pair of circular flower encrusted candle holder and a small vase with applied cactus flower, together with another white and gold engraved vase. 9.5 cm high, each and 11 cm high
A Royal Crown Derby 'Gold Aves' candlestick, 1973, pattern A1235, a fluted and knopped candlestick upon a square form base with dolphin motifs at each corner and embellished with finely tooled gilt birds of various species; with backstamp underside and dat
A pair of French late 19th century porcelain vases converted to candelabra, polychrome decorated with Budgerigars, now converted to candelabra with Louis XVI style ormolu candle arms, 87 cm high, 35 cm diam
A pair of Royal Copenhagen blue and white porcelain candlesticks, modern, in the neo-classical manner, bisque lion masks supporting swags top each side of the square stems, printed and painted marks underside. Height 22.5 cm
A pair of German porcelain figural candlesticks and a figure group the candlesticks with a young shepherd and shepherdess each with a sheep and holding a dove, blue R mark and an 18th century style courting couple, on an oval base (3) 26 cm high; 10 cm hig
A pair of French 19th century gilt bronze Sevres style candelabra, each with three branches terminating in sconces and a further centre sconce, the stem with a gilt cherub above porcelain panel painted with cherubs, on three ormolu feet. 39 cm high
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