Learn about Candelabra

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
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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

William Arthur Smith Benson (English, 1854-1924). Gilt brass and copper three branch candelabra, c. 1900. Decorated with leaf embellishment and raised on splayed trefoil supports. Height 45 cm

Victorian pair of copper candelabra with barley twists. Height 44 cm

Pair of antique French silver on copper period style three stick candelabra, 37 cm high (2)

A pair of Art Deco Anodized copper, marble, and crystal candelabra, each of two cup-shaped lights on a black marble slab raised on a pair of crystal spheres and a lower marble slap on spherical copper feet. Height 13.5 cm. Width 19.5 cm. Depth 7 cm

A pair of impressive Victorian period silver plate on copper three light twin branch candelabra with ornate foliate borders and central flame finials. Height overall 510. One with old repair to base

A pair of WMF Jugendsteil candelabra in brass and copper, with three nozzles raised on an open circle and arching arm from a column which issues from a square plinth base with hammer finishing and square boss motifs which repeat in a typically restrained m

A Sheffield plate two branch candelabra, with some copper bleeding, the three branches with detachable nozzles, on a plain lobed hexagonal stem

A pair of 19th century.silver plated on copper low candelabra (1 a/f)