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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 Victorian Cast Sterling Silver Candlesticks London 1893

Pair Victorian Cast Sterling Silver Candlesticks London 1893

Hallmarked in London for William Hutton and Sons in 1893

£1,150.00

Pair Sterling Silver Candlesticks Chester 1882

Pair Sterling Silver Candlesticks Chester 1882

Pure Doric style, still fashionable after 2500 years

£375.00

Pair Mid 18th Century Brass Candlesticks c1760

Pair Mid 18th Century Brass Candlesticks c1760

Neo-classicism was the leading style in the 1760s and the characteristic shape candlestick was a straight or tapering column on a raised square or oval concave base with indented sections. This example, with its baluster stem and octagonal base, is one of

£225.00

A Modernist Sterling Silver Candelabrum c1960

A Modernist Sterling Silver Candelabrum c1960

This is reminiscent of Georg Jensen designs.

£275.00

Pair Georgian Brass Candlesticks With Side Ejectors c1730

Pair Georgian Brass Candlesticks With Side Ejectors c1730

The design of brass candlesticks began to imitate those made from silver during the late 17th century. New methods for casting candlesticks alterred their design. During the 18th century the fastest method of production was to cast the socket stem and bas

£275.00

Pair Brass Candlesticks c1755

Pair Brass Candlesticks c1755

During the 18th century the styles of brass candlesticks began to mirror those made in silver. This provides one method for dating as does the manufacturing process. Stems were cast in two halves until a new method enabled the stems to be cast in a single

£425.00

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

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