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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Large French metal tri legged candlestick holder, 40 cm high

French Empire style Candelabrum, bronzed metal winged victorie holding aloft cornucopia candle sticks, approx 38 cm high

A James Kent Ltd Fenton 'Osaka' part tea set, comprising iof six tea cups, five saucers, six side plates, an octagonal serving plate, a covered sugar bowl, pot, a raised metal rimed bowl, and a pair of candlesticks. C.1910-15 (23)

Two vintage standard lamps, one painted metal, German? The other brass candlestick form (2) 138 cm high & smaller

A pair of cut crystal metal mounted torchere glass and metal candle sticks

Pair of glass candlesticks together with a cast iron & glass candle holder

Pair of antique French bell metal candlesticks 21.5 cm high

A striking pair of Baroque style figural candelabra, in silvered bronze and cast as classically attired female busts with braided hair surmounted by urn form nozzles and raised on slender obelisks, each issuing a pair of foliate scrolls supporting conformi

French white metal pricket, converted to electricity approx 53 cm high

Pair of figural metal and slate candelabra, each approx 61.5 cm high (2)

A pair of spelter Art Nouveau style candlesticks, the cast sticks in the form of a sinuous woman holding a lotus style urn above her head; with green coloration. Height 23 cm

Selection- Antique oak ink stand, antique marble and bronze candlestick, metal box, blotter

A pair of Louis XV style spelter and marble candle sticks, 19th century. 43 cm high

Pair of three stick antique French metal candelabra, (2)

Pair early Australian Mulga wood candlesticks, with metal inserts. Height 23 cm

Two Chinese carved rosewood candle holders 26 cm high approx, with metal spikes to secure candles

A impressive tall French Renaissance style silvered metal pricket lamp, 140 cm high

A pair of Victorian period spelter seated griffin candlesticks on circular bases, one with old repair. Height 31 cm

Ormolu based ornate vase candelabra with metal and porcelain flower

A pair of silvered metal and mirror glass candle stands 34 cm high

Pair of Japanese metal candle stands, decorated with cherry blossoms. Height 34 cm

A pair of floor standing eight branch candle stands, each fashioned from an octagonal column support below a cast iron six branch structure with a further five candle pans, 125 cm diameter x 265 cm high

Rancoulet, Ernest (1870-1915), after. 'Les Bles'. Patinated spelter, formed as a candlestick or lamp, on a circular wood red faux-marbre plinth, cast signature to the base of the figure and the title and sculptor's name on a plate on the plinth. Height 58

A pair of Louis XV-style cast metal candelabra, each with a central light surrounded by four further lights on scrolling arms above a dark blue-glazed porcelain urn (one cracked), the triangular base mounted with bird and dolphin scrolls. Height 43 cm

Large ornate pair of metal candelabra featuring lady Godiva fighting lioness on horseback surrounded by putti. Height 110 cm

A highly unusual pair of spelter caricature candlesticks. Continental 19th century

A pair of Art Nouveau patinated metal candle holders, 10 cm high

Two bow 'Birds in branches' floral candlesticks, circa 1765-70, each on shaped base with a handle to the reverse, and with two birds perched in flowering plants above a seated dog and a metal leafy stem supporting a flowerhead candle nozzle, (repairs and l

A painted metal candlestick modelled as a serving Indian.

A pair of spelter sprite figures, both originally with candlesticks, one of these now absent. Height 37.5 cm

Important 19th century gilded metal ten light ecclesiastical candelabra, the three levels of paneled candleholders supporting sconces with applied floral decoration. Height 101 cm

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