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Candelabra

Hardly any antique silver candelabra survive from before the mid-18th century. Most candelabra have a detachable upper section which allows the candlesticks to be used on their own. Available in many different combinations, the smallest candelabra have just 2 arms with 2 or 3 candle lights and the largest could have an impressive 8 branches with 9 lights.

In antique times candelabra use signified burning many candles at once, an expense justified only when a number of people met or when a large room had to be lighted. Nowadays candelabras are popularly used to create an intimate atmosphere at the dining table allowing friends and acquaintances to converse across the flickering lights.

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Candelabra

Hardly any antique silver candelabra survive from before the mid-18th century. Most candelabra have a detachable upper section which allows the candlesticks to be used on their own. Available in many different combinations, the smallest candelabra have just 2 arms with 2 or 3 candle lights and the largest could have an impressive 8 branches with 9 lights.

In antique times candelabra use signified burning many candles at once, an expense justified only when a number of people met or when a large room had to be lighted. Nowadays candelabras are popularly used to create an intimate atmosphere at the dining table allowing friends and acquaintances to converse across the flickering lights.

  • 1760

    John Hyatt And Charles Semore

    9125 George III Silver Candlabras

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    A handsome pair of antique sterling silver candelabras with detachable 3 light branches and sconces. Very attractive design with a baluster stem and shaped bases with shell motifs. Heavy cast silver and good colour. The 2 branches can be assembled on one candlestick to make a 5 branch candelabra. Total weight 2755 grams, 88.5 troy ounces. Height 41.5 cm (3 branch candelabra), 48 cm (5 branch candelabra), 22.5 cms (candlesticks). Candlesticks – London 1760 by John Hyatt & Charles Semore. The candelabra branches were made later to match the candlesticks – London 1891 by Johnson Walker & Tolhurst.

  • 1782

    John Scofield

    9211 George III Silver Candelabras

    £6,750

    An excellent quality pair of antique sterling silver candelabra with elegant classical styling. Plain clean lines with fluted tapering columns and bead borders. The branches, snuffers and nozzles are detachable; the candlesticks can be used on their own. Good gauge silver, unfilled and weighs well in the hand. Weight 2328 grams, 74.8 troy ounces. Height 40.2 cm (with branches), 29 cm (candlesticks). Spread 34.5 cm. Candlesticks London 1782 by John Scofield. Branches, with lion and makers mark only, circa 1780.

  • Circa 1890

     

    9498 Antique French Silver Plated Candelabra

    £2,450

    An impressive pair of large antique silver plated candelabras with 5 lights. Elegant style with foliate branches, cherub mounted columns and sea foam decoration to the base. The branches are removable and the candlesticks can be used on their own. Height 52 cms (total), 29 (candlesticks). Spread across branches 32.2 cms. Circa 1890. French plate marks underneath the base.

  • 1892

    Goldsmiths And Silversmiths Co

    9512 Antique Silver Candelabras

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    A pretty pair of Victorian sterling silver candelabra with 3 branches. Elegant design with swirly ribbed design. The tops are removable and the candlesticks can be used on their own. Detachable sconces. Height 25.5 cm (candlesticks), 35 (with tops). Spread across the top 26 cm. Date 1892. One candelabrum is London 1892, maker Goldsmiths and Silversmiths. The other candelabrum is Sheffield 1892, maker Hawksworth & Eyre. Both are fully matching.

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