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 of Victorian silver plate candelabra, set with central sconce flanked by two branched sconces on knop support on stepped square base, height 47 cm (2)

A pair of Edwardian plated candelabra with ram head decoration, 52 cm high

A pair of large silvered four branch candelabras, 38 cm high

A pair of silver plated three branch candelabra, 46 cm high

Silver plated pair of candelabra having floral designs, with removable stems & set upon square form bases, height 53 cm

Pair of silver plated candelabra, maker unknown, possibly English, c. 1867, having five lights, with scrolling leaves and foliage decoration, the circular base surmounted by seated couple, with diamond-shaped English Registry marks to undersides (2), heigh

A pair of Antique Sheffield plate two branch, three light candelabra, circa 1810, each with leaf and scroll decoration, 50 cm high

A Victorian silver plate four light candelabrum by Walker & Hall, Sheffield, circa 1880 raised on a triform base with three camels, 55 cm high

Pair of Sheffield silver plated two branch candelabra, together with a pair of silver plated three branch candelabra (4), height 50 cm, 26 cm

A pair of Victorian silver plate four branch, five light floral decorated candelabra, 48 cm high

A pair of Old Sheffield plate candelabra, with tapering columns on round gadrooned bases rising to urn shaped nozzles with sconces, circa 1840. Height 55 cm.

Ellis-Barker silver Company silver plated pair of candelabra having hexagonal bases & columns, removable drip pans, all with reeded borders & weighted bases.

A late 18th century Sheffield Plate candelabra, with three vase shaped nozzles raised on sinuous arms from a central candlestick, supported on a tapering column from a decoratively moulded circular base. Height 55 cm

A large and impressive pair of Victorian silver plate nine-light candelabra, 94 cm high, 60 cm diameter

Victorian silver plated candelabrum, attributed to Elkington & Co., Birmingham, cast as a stag on rocky, shaped base beneath a palm tree, the 4 candle branches detach by lifting out, 59 cm high approx

Pair of antique French, nicely cast silver plated five branch candelabras, each 53 cm high (2)

An Antique Sheffield plate three branch candelabra, circa 1820, 62 cm high

A pair of Sheffield plated candelabra, 19th century. 48 cm

A seven branch Old Sheffield plate candelabrum c. 1850, 50 cm high

A pair of vintage silver plated candelabra, mid 20th century, the candelabra of neoclassical inspiration with a pair of ribbed curvaceous arms supporting beaded pans and gadroon embellished urn form nozzles, similarly embellished to the knopped stem and st

A rare Driade Kosmos 'Simon' silver plated candelabra. 48 cm

A Rococo plated four arm candelabra in Art Nouveau style. 28 cm high

A pair of silver plated three light candelabra. 20th century, with maker's mark of W Drummond & Co Melbourne, the Georgian style candelabra with two scrolling ribbed arms supporting removable floral decorated nozzles, the central capital also with a remova

A collection of Sheffield plated silverware, comprising a pair of three branch candelabra, two single branch candelabras and one other, 34 cm high, 40 cm wide, 18 cm high. Provenance: The Estate of the Late Annie Coogan

A pair of large silvered candelabra, the candelabra each with six scrolling arms with foliate dishes and bud form nozzles supported on a fluted column to an acanthus cup and pedestal, upon a spreading triform base with ornate leaf moulding and supported on

Pair of silver plated four branch (five candle sconces) candelabra with removable sections

Ornate three branch silver plate candelabra. Height 35 cm approx

A large Victorian plated candelabra, later 19th century, the candelabra with a cast and knopped stem issuing four scrolling arms with animal head embellishments, and supporting dishes and foliate decorated urns. Height 54 cm. Width 40 cm

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

Pair of Elkington silver plated three branch candelabras, each approx 28 cm high (2)

A Victorian plated candelabra on an octagonal flared base with deer and Doe on scrolled feet, the stem with grape and vine decoration, with four arms terminating in sconces. 25 cm high