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 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)
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
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
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
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