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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A pair of ormolu and gilt bronze candelabra on alabaster base, French, 19th century, with putti supporting aperture, 30 cm high

An ornate gilt metal seven sconce candelabra, circa 1900, Adorned with grape, vine leaf & floral decoration. Height 101 cm.

A truly magnificent pair of late 19th century blackamoor entrance standing candelabra., the exquisitely carved walnut Roman figures each hold aloft a ten branch candelabra, the torch stand and bases being ebonised with gesso and gilt overlay carried right

A pair of Louis XV style gilt bronze mounted rouge marble eight light candelabra, late 19th century, 82 cm high

A pair of Bohemian glass candelabra, mid 20th century, the pair in smoky amethyst glass with an arc en arbolette arm supporting a trio of cup form bowls with glass nozzles, a lobed stem above a conical base, decorated with gilt scrolls and lattice and encr

A pair of French gilt metal candelabra, early 19th century, three branches with chains, on paw feet, 63 cm high

An exceptional Edward VII pair of gilt sterling silver five-light, four branch candelabra by Carrington & Co, London 1906 each designed with floral rococo shaped square base rising to a knopped stem and leaf capped arms, floral nozzles and drip trays, 56 c

A pair of French Empire style gilt bronze seven light candelabra, late 19th/early 20th century, 80 cm high

A pair of French 19th century gilt and patinated bronze four branch candelabra, each modelled as putti, one holding a fish the other a bird, 42.5 cm high

A pair of Empire style gilt bronze and alabaster candelabra, late 19th century, of elegant form, the slender central stem with an urn and snuff issuing two sinuous arms with berries, leaf and scrolls supporting garland draped urns, further decorated with c

Pair of Louis XV style gilded brass two-light candelabra, each with blue glass body (2), height 47.5 cm

Pair French porcelain gilt metal candelabra painted with romantic couples and landscapes measure 49 cm high

A pair of gilt bronze candelabra in the Louis XV style. Later 19th century. The four light candelabra pair with a central vegetal stem issuing three sinuous leafy arms supporting cast dishes with ornamented bobeches, supported on a rocaille base with pierc

A pair of French bronze, gilt bronze and marble figural candelabra, circa 1840, 35 cm high

A pair of gilt metal four branch candelabra, 43 cm high. Provenance: Property of a Gentleman, Melbourne

William Arthur Smith Benson (English, 1854-1924). Gilt brass and copper three branch candelabra, c. 1900. Decorated with leaf embellishment and raised on splayed trefoil supports. Height 45 cm

Pair of Louis XVI style gilded brass candelabra, each modelled as a cherub holding a demi wreath and standing on a globe (2). Height 81 cm

Pair of gilt and stone four branch candelabra, with rose and leaf decorated gilt top, on an oblong stone base. Height 45 cm approx

A large and impressive pair of gilt bronze and back marble classical revival candelabra, French, 19th century, 87 cm high

A fine pair of French gilt bronze and porcelain candelabra, 19th century. Lavishly cast and pierced, the scrolling five arm candelabra embellished with vine leaves, fruits and flowers, with a globular porcelain stem painted with putti to a floral porcelain

A pair of French Empire gilt bronze three branch table candelabra of classical form with cast upswept arms of acanthus leaves, terminating in foliate sconces and supported on drip trays with continuous scrolled and pierced decoration, 65 cm high

French 19th century figural gilt bronze and candelabra, loosely draped classical figure on an oval base with flower motifs

A pair of gilt metal candelabra, English, 19th century, fitted for electricity. 60 cm high

A pair of Victorian gilt brass six-light candelabra, circa 1880. 72 cm high

Gilt bronze six light pair of candelabra with crystal lustres and onyx socle, one missing handle & one on a slight lean. Height 54 cm

A pair of 19th century gilt bronze three branch candelabra with ornate foliate cast decoration, 45 cm high

Girandole: 3 piece American gilt metal, marble and crystal figured candelabra set depicting Aladdin, c1850's. Tallest 50 cm

An impressive pair of gilt composite wood three-branch candelabras with central putti on stand, late 19th century. 118 cm

Pair of superb 19th century French gilt bronze candelabra in Louis 16th style with three branches 47 cm high

A pair of Regency style gilt bronze six light candelabra with crystal lustres and onyx socle. Height 58 cm

An impressive pair of gilt-wood three-branch candelabras with central putti on stand, late 19th century, 118 cm high

A pair of French bronze and marble candelabra, 19th century, in the rococo manner with provision for five candles comprising a decorative urn form stem below four foliate scrolled upswept arms supporting leaf form dishes and capitals, the whole raised on a

A pair of bronze and gilt bronze winged Victory candelabra 20th century 45 cm high

A pair of 19th century gilt bronze three branch candelabra with ornate foliate cast decoration, 45 cm high

A pair of gilt metal five-light candelabra, French, late 19th century, each comprising a baluster shaped deep blue vase, filled with scrolling branches, cast flower heads, buds and foliage, rams head mounts, supported on gilt metal shaped base with scrolli

A pair gilt bronze and cut crystal Candelabras early 20th century Provenance: Ex Nizam of Hyderabad, Gregsons Auctioneers 1995, each with four sconces. Height 49.5 cm

A pair of gilt metal ornate table lamps; plus 3 branch candelabra form with flame finials. 90 cm(2 items)

A pair of French gilt bronze decorative table lamps with shades. Tri-form bases with claw feet & 4 branch candelabra tops. 90 cm(2 items)

Pair of 5 branch gilt bronze candelabra with cherub bases. 60 cm(2 items)