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
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
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 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 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
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 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 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.
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