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Candlesticks

Silver candlesticks, chambersticks and some brass and treen examples for good measure.

English sterling silver candlesticks are known from the late 16th century although very few survive. Many were bequeathed and subsequently used to settle estate duties and were melted down by Excise and Inland Revenue officers who maintained their own crucibles. This will have then been returned to circulation as coinage.

Georgian silver candlesticks have been heirlooms for generations, their elegance and style is still being replicated today and they remain the most desirable of all antique silver candlesticks. A pair of 18th century antique candlesticks will adorn any mantel or dining table. Antique sterling silver candlesticks cannot be judged by their total weight alone, troy ounces by themselves will not convey the weight of the "loading" used to give them their stability. The stepped bases and square bases on a beautiful pair of Georgian, a pair of Victorian and Edwardian sterling silver candlesticks were filled with molten lead or resin.

Candlesticks have also been subjected to alteration and modification over the years. Gadrooned borders were added to the feet, drip pans were altered. A good quality pair of candlesticks in unaltered good condition will always have the same makers marks on the stick and drip pan or detachable sconce.

Silver chambersticks used for lighting the way to ones bed chamber should also have a snuffer whose marks are the same as those on the drip pan. These decorative silver items are most useful during the inevitable power cuts every time there is an electric storm. Functional and beautiful, William Morris would approve.

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Pair Sterling Silver Candlesticks London 1893

Pair Sterling Silver Candlesticks London 1893

The bases have been loaded for stability when made. The hollow base and stem was filled with lead of resin.

£875.00

Pair of Cast Victorian Sterling Silver Candlesticks 1859

Pair of Cast Victorian Sterling Silver Candlesticks 1859

A very fine pair of Victorian sterling silver candlesticks from 1859 in excellent condition. For more antique sterling silver, including a wide range of Georgian candlesticks, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£1,150.00

Pair of Victorian Sterling Silver Candlesticks London 1894

Pair of Victorian Sterling Silver Candlesticks London 1894

A very fine pair of Victorian sterling silver candlesticks from London in 1894. Reeded corinthian capitals with rose scrolls swags and pendants with original push to fit sconces. Panelled baluster shape columns are supported on weighted bases. For more a

£700.00

Pair of Spanish Brass Candlesticks c1700

Pair of Spanish Brass Candlesticks c1700

A very fine pair of Spanish brass candlesticks from c1700 in good condition. For more antique candlesticks, including wide range of antique sterling silver examples, please visit Scottish Antiques online store.

£625.00

Pair of Mid 19th Century French  Empire Ormolu Candlesticks

Pair of Mid 19th Century French Empire Ormolu Candlesticks

Pair of Mid 19th Century French Empire Ormolu Candlesticks

£450.00

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