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 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.

Sheffield plate two branch candelabra and 4 telescopic candle sticks. (5 items)

A pair of Hecworth reproduction Old Sheffield plate five branch candlelabras convertable to single candlesticks 35 cm tall approx

A pair of Adams style William IV Sheffield plate candelabra, each candlestick on three fluted legs terminating in paw feet stem with a stepped base, the three light candelabra with scrolling fluted branches, the nozzles and drip pans with gadroon rims. 53

Miniature antique Sheffield plate chamberstick extinguisher 1825-45

Antique Sheffield plate chamberstick with ejector, extinguisher and snuff 1795-1815

Pair of antique Sheffield plate Georgian candlesticks, approx. height 28 cm (2)

A pair of large loaded silver column candlesticks with ornate leaf and scroll decoration in the French manner with original drip trays. Sheffield 1911 by John Dixon & Sons. Total weight approx. 4 kilos. Height 31 cm

A rare and exceptional pair of ivory and silver plate candlesticks, circa 1900; with maker's mark Joseph Rodgers & Sons Sheffield, pattern 2821, with generous floriform fluted dishes supported on ivory stems in their natural curved state and upon a stepped

A pair of late Georgian Sheffield plate candlesticks of tapered baluster form with gadrooned knops, graduated rings and on circular foot. Weighted base, circa 1810. Height 25.5 cm

A pair of Sheffield plate candlesticks, circa 1830, with their original plating, the baluster stems surmounted by scrolled urn form sockets and raised upon graduated lobed circular bases of conforming pattern. Height 17.5 cm

A set of four late 19th century Sheffield plate candlesticks each of classical reeded column shape with stepped base and acanthus leaf sconce. Height 31 cm

George III silver chamberstick, Sheffield 1826, approx weight 11oz troy

A set of four Sheffield plated telescopic candlesticks, English, circa 1820. 21 cm high

A set of four George III silver candle sticks, Tudor and Leader, Sheffield, 1781, each with a square, loaded, stepped and beaded foot with a conforming graduated stem, surmounted with an urn formed sconce with husk flower swagging and beaded drip pan(4) 27

A pair of late Victorian silver-plate candlesticks, Martin Hall & Co. Ltd, Sheffield, late 19th century, each in the form of a Corinthian column on a pedestal foot decorated with ram's heads, laurel swags, and acanthus borders, the pans removable. Height 1

A late Victorian silver short column candlestick, detachable nozzle, plain design with fine bead rims, weighted base. Sheffield 1895 by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. (William Gibson & John Lawrence Langman). Height 10 cm

A pair of George III silver candlesticks, the urn shaped capitals with ornate embossing and removable nozzles, raised on a similarly ornate fluted stem, from a base heavily decorated with acanthus scrolls, shells and anthemion mouldings, Sheffield 1819 by

A pair of Edwardian gilt silver-plate and ivory candlesticks, Joseph Rodgers and Sons, Sheffield, early 20th century, each in the form of Corinthian columns with a fluted ivory shaft on a wide stepped foot, impressed marks underside including number 1757Ñ.

A fine pair of Edwardian silver three-light candelabra, by Hawksworth, Eyre & Co. Ltd, Sheffield 1907/8 in the Adams style, the tapering fluted stems terminating in sloping bases decorated with drapery and tassels to corners, the bases are further decorate

A pair of old Sheffield Plate telescopic candlesticks, with removable drip trays, plain column with decorated borders, on spreading base, some copper bleeding through, minor damage. Height 29 cm

A pair of quality George III silver crested candlesticks, the shaped circular bases with fancy 'C' scrolls rising to a knopped fluted stem with shell corners, baluster shaped capitals with stiff leaf motif and detachable nozzles with foliate scroll decorat

A pair of Georgian Sheffield plate candlesticks with gadrooned borders and telescoping twist columns, circa 1810. Ext.H220

A pair of George III silver candlesticks, by John Winter & Co. Sheffield 1779, the finely fluted inverted tulip-shaped capitals with removable drip pans with beaded borders, raised on tapering stems with plain and beaded bands, on dished circular bases wit

Old Sheffield plate two branch candelabra c. 1860, with a moulded stem on a shaped rectangular base, violette arms and a central light socket. Height 53 cm. . Labels: receipt from Cintra Galleries

A pair of William IV Sheffield plate candelabra, each with three branches terminating in sconces and a further centre sconce above a bulbous stem with stylised acanthus chased decoration on an circular domed base with C scroll and foliate decoration.52 cm

Antique Sheffield plate chamberstick with extinguisher (1795-1810)

Oval antique Sheffield plate chamberstick with extinguisher (1785-1800)

A pair of Edwardian silver column candlesticks of restrained baluster form and oval section, detachable nozzles, loaded bases. Sheffield 1906 by D. and M. Davis. Height 19.5 cm

Pair of Sheffield plate chambersticks with extinguishers by Dixon & Sons (1830 -50)

Victorian silver plated table candelabra late 19th century, by Thomas Bradbury & Sons, Sheffield, diamond registration mark Palm tree design column, supporting three sconces. Height 52 cm

A pair of Edward VII silver candle sticks maker James Dixon & Sons Sheffield 1902, each with an oval base a knopped cast stem above a knop and nozzle. 30 cm high.

A pair of George III telescopic candlesticks, Sheffield plate candlesticks. Maker Matthew Boulton, each with lobed domed base with gadrooned decoration with a cylindrical stem rising knop and nozzle. 28 cm high extended.

Top quality William IV pair of Old Sheffield plate candelabras, three way candle branch with a candle snuffer in the centre which can also hold another candle. Afamily crest is on the base. Height 58 cm

Pair of silver candlesticks, of columnar form, stamped Hardy Bros, made in England, together with a pair of Old Sheffield candlesticks, stamped Hardy Bros (4). Height 19 cm

George III silver candle chamber stick with a Sheffield plate snuffer (later) hallmarks for London 1788