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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Two-light brass candle holder, 19th century, with clear glass hurricane shades, height 53 cm. Provenance: collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney

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Pair ornate brass candelabras, each fitted for 3 candles, quad footed on square base.31 cm (each).

Large brass & metal six branch candelabrum, with crystal drops and centre cherub decoration, 75 cm high approx.

A pair of European night light Candelabras, with scrolling arms, brass. Height 64 cm, width 57 cm., one pictured.

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

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

Brass candelabra featuring Bavarian lion heraldic shield, 54 cm

Pair of figured brass candelabra, early to mid 20th century. 34 cm. Provenance: The Nick Raftopoulos Collection, 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

French brass candle holder, approx 10 cm high, 20 cm wide, 12 cm deep

Hexagonal brass 'Trench Art' cigarette lighter with 1944 Australian Florin inserts. Hexagonal brass 'Trench Art' cigarette lighter with 1944 Australian Florin inserts, and 'Soho Soverign Hill Foundry, Ballarat' candle holder, brass Australian. (2)

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

A seven-branch brass Candelabrum, late 19th/ early 20th century, a sweeping arch supporting the seven branches above openwork scrolling foliage on pedestal support and circular foot, removable drip pans, 74 cm high

A pair of sculptured brass five arm candelabra on cherub decorated base

Four brass candelabra elaborately cast with leaves and flowers, two with 5 apertures and two with 7 apertures for candles

Brass two piece candelabra set both with five candle deposits, rope twist stems and leaf decoration. Height 48 cm

Brass two piece candelabra set both with five candle deposits. Height 61 cm

Brass two piece candelabra set both with seven inclined candle deposits, with floral detail. Height 44 cm

Brass two piece candelabra set both with seven candle deposits. Height 52 cm

Brass four piece candelabra setting all set with five candle deposits, with a twisted stem. Some denting. Height 72 cm

Pair of brass 4 branch candelabra with lion finial, 20th century. 54 cm

Brass three-branch candelabra; pair of Arts & Crafts copper candle sticks and candle holder with snuffer. (4 items)

Antique brass two bottle inkstand with candle holder

Victorian brass three branch candelabra with native boy statue

A French Louis XV-style cast brass candelabrum, with its incomplete pair, late 19th/early 20th century, the central light raised above five further lights on curving arms, on a knopped stem and a Classical pedestal base, its pair conforming (lacking a conn

A French brass ecclesiastical candelabra stemmed with foliate decoration and seven sconces on a flared base.

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.

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 pair of French 19th century brass two branch candelabra, each on circular domed base with scrolled arms and rococo decoration. Height 19 cm

A pair of Victorian black slate and brass candelabra, circa 1900 41 cm high

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

Pair of French three branch brass ormolu candelabra each on a domed base with scrolled arms. Height 32 cm