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 Victorian Sheffield silver plate candlesticks 19th century, with maker's mark for James Dixon & Sons. The sticks with stiff leaf shaped capitals with removable floriform dishes above reed cluster pillars to stepped square bases with borde
A pair of Sheffield plate column candlesticks, 19th century, the Corinthian style columns with removable shaped nozzles with beaded trims having trailing oak leaves and acorns to the column, raised on stepped and beaded bases; unmarked. Height 16.5 cm
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 George III silver candlesticks, Smith, Tate and Co. (Nicholson and Hoult), Sheffield, 1814, (2) each chased with acanthus leaf and foliate borders the tapering stem with lobed lower section, raised on circular foot, loaded, detachable sconces, (2
A pair of George II silver candlesticks by Thomas settle, Sheffield 1819. The heavily embossed floral and foliate tapered column on embossed stepped circular spread foot, weighted bases, sconces of a later date, 32 cm height.
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
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