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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A pair of Continental brass table candelabra, with three nozzles on scrolling arms issuing from a central column and nozzle, raised on a tripartite ebonised column from a tri-form base highlighted with ormolu highlights. Height 52 cm
A pair of French brass four-light candelabra, late 19th century, each with a raised central light surrounded by three further lights on scrolling arms, on a slender stem above a base of three addorsed gryphons on a low platform. Height 42 cm.
A pair of WMF Jugendsteil candelabra in brass and copper, with three nozzles raised on an open circle and arching arm from a column which issues from a square plinth base with hammer finishing and square boss motifs which repeat in a typically restrained m
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.
After a design by Starr Fellows & Company, 19th century silvered brass and white marble three-piece Girandole garniture, American, c1855, modelled with three foliate chased branches, each with Boston shaped sconces leading to a central pillar, also foliate
Gilt brass and white marble three-piece Girandole garniture, modeled with three foliate chased branches, each with Boston shaped sconces leading to a central pillar, also foliate chased, with figures of a couple, she seated he grasping her hand all resting
After a design by Starr, Fellows & Company ‘Spirit of `76' gilt brass and white marble three-piece Girandole garniture, modeled with three foliate chased branches, each with Boston shaped sconces leading to a central pillar, also foliate chased, and twin f
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