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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Pair of Sheffield plate telescopic candlesticks maker Robert Smith 1828, height 21.5 cm approx

A George IV period single silver candlestick, ornately embossed with leaves, flowers and scrolls in the French manner. Sheffield 1821. Height 17 cm

Pair of antique Sheffield plate chamber sticks complete with snuffers

A pair of silver column candlesticks, with octagonal tapering columns supporting conforming urn nozzles, raised from octagonal spreading stepped plinth bases. Sheffield 1932 by Hawksworth Eyre & Co. Ltd. Height 31 cm

Pair of Sheffield plated telescopic candlesticks, George III, with spiral threaded telescopic movement, 24 cm high approx

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 Sheffield silverplate chamberstick by Henry Wilkinson (1825-1845)

A pair of Sheffield silverplate chambersticks with extinguishers (1800-1820)

A pair of William IV silver candlesticks with moulded columns and shaped square bases; S.C.Younge & Co., Sheffield 1830, (pitch filled) height 29 cm

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

Pair Sheffield plate silver telescopic candle sticks. Gadroon decoration and two sconces. Private collection, Sydney. Height 22 cm

Pair of 19th century Old Sheffield plate candlesticks (2)

Antique Sheffield plate 6 inch circular chamberstick with gadrooned border.

Set of four antique Sheffield plate candlesticks measure 28 cm high

An old sheffield plate inkstand with two bottles and a taperstick (1770-1785). Width 22 cm, depth 14 cm, height 10 cm

An Old Sheffield plate chamberstick with gadrooned border (1825-1845). Height 11 cm

An old sheffield plate chamberstick with plain border (1825-1848). Height 10 cm

A pair of Hardy Bros old sheffield plate three branch candelabra 46 cm x 44 cm

Old Sheffield plate chamberstick with ejector (1830 -1845)

A pair William IV Sheffield plate candle sticks, circa 1830. 20 cm high

Pair of column form candlesticks on square bases with vine leaf decoration Sheffield 1893

A pair of Sheffield plate candle sticks, each with an inverted baluster stem raised on a reeded oval foot. 28 cm high

A pair of Sheffield plate three light candelabra with ornate acanthus leaf decoration. Height 50 cm

Pair of old Sheffield plate Georgian candlesticks, approx 19.5 cm high (2)

Pair of Sheffield plate chambersticks & Victorian snuffers

A pair Sheffield plate candlesticks, in the Adam style, English 19th century, 30 cm high

A pair of Sheffield plate candlesticks in the George III style, 29 cm high

William Watson and Thomas Bradbury, Sheffield 1829 pair of candlesticks the shaped circular shell and scroll base rising to a waisted stem terminating in a vase shaped capital with matching decorated removable nozzle, loaded (2) (A/F), height 22 cm

A pair of silver Sheffield Plate candelabras, English, 19th century, 48 cm high

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

A pair of Victorian silver candlesticks. Makers Mark: JJ. Sheffield 1889. 20 cm high.

A pair of impressive old Sheffield ornate silver candlesticks. Maker Matthew Bolton, circa 1784. 25 cm high.

A pair of Victorian Sheffield plate candlesticks, mid 19th century, in the Adams style with oval weighted bases, knopped stems and boat style nozzles, with uniformly exposed copper to the edges; unmarked. Height 30 cm

A pair of Edward VII silver candlesticks. Maker: Thomas A Scott, Sheffield 1910, each with lobed oval base and a flared cast stem rising to knop and nozzle. 11 cm high.