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 19th century Sevres style and ormolu candelabra urns with stylised floral tops, twin carytid supports, celeste bleue floral painted bodies, the bases with rams head mounts (faults).

French pair of candelabra with ormolu mounts and Sevres style panels height 51 cm

A pair of French 19th century gilt bronze Sevres style candelabra, each with three branches terminating in sconces and a further centre sconce, the stem with a gilt cherub above porcelain panel painted with cherubs, on three ormolu feet. 39 cm high

A pair of French Sevres candelabra the five branches decorated with ceramic rose buds and gilt ormolu leaves. Printed marks to base. Height 46 cm

Pair of decorative French 19th century candelabra, each with a Sevres porcelain stem above two branches terminating in sconces on an ormolu rococo base. Height 21 cm

A pair of French early 20th century Sevres candelabra, each with a circular ormolu base a tapering porcelain stem and two scrolled ormolu arms presently electrified. Height 33 cm

A pair of decorative French 19th century sculptured brass Sevres panel candelabra each with a Sevres porcelain stem above three branches terminating in sconces and a further centre sconce raised on an ormolu rococo base with inset porcelain painted panels.

A fine pair of French 19th century sculptured brass and Sevres candelabra, each with domed base a bulbous Sevres font and five scrolled branches. Height 59 cm

A superb pair of French 19th century bronze and ormolu cherub and Sevres panelled three branch candelabra. Height 50 cm

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