Sevres and Sevres Style - Candelabra and Candlesticks
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
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 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.
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