Candlesticks

Candlesticks

Welcome to our selection of antique and modern candlesticks offered for sale with free UK postage – just click any link to browse more details.

Silver Chamberstick Complete With Snuffer On A Chain

 

Small Sterling Silver Chamberstick With Snuffer

Updated 20/11/2017

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Antique Silver Corinthian Column Candlesticks Pair London 1906 William Hutton & Sons Ltd Price £350

Silver Corinthian Column Candlesticks Pair Sheffield 1921 William Hutton & Sons Ltd Price £325

Silver Plated Candlesticks Pair Cast Vine Leaves And Grapes No makers marks Price £275

Chamberstick & Snuffer Silver Plate Price £59

 Antique Silver Candlesticks Corinthian Column Pair Sheffield 1892 James Kebberling Bembridge Price £372

American Silver Tall Candlesticks Sterling Silver Gorham USA Price £415

Silver Two Branch Three Light Candelabrum Sheffield 1971 Mappin & Webb Price £630

Silver Candlesticks Pair Modernistic Hammer Finish Sheffield 1977 James Dixon & Sons Ltd Price £525

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Candlesticks & Candelabra

Electricity as we know it is as common place as the air we breath. However the introduction of electricity into the home was at first surrounded by suspicion as having demonic powers. In 1819 Mary Shelley authored Frankenstein where electricity revitalised her demonic character which gives a good idea how reluctant some were to embrace this new household source of power.

That is probably why Candles and silver candle holders in particular remained so popular for as long as they have done in our history

It is true that candlesticks are used for decorative purposes as well as providing light in the home, The Jewish religion has frequent use of candles in the home.

Chambersticks

The size of candle holder varied with the room of the house it was intended for use in. A chamberstick which was a small candle holder with a large drip pan to allow you to walk carrying a candle without the hot wax splashing onto your hands causing you to drop the candle and start a fire was designed for the bed chamber hence its name. Large multiple candle holders or candelabra (candelabrum singular) were used to light the feature rooms of the home such as the dining room or sitting room.

Smaller candlestick were designed to sit on specific pieces of furniture for a purpose such as the piano candlestick. Tapersticks used in libraries and the study were designed to hold a small thin candle or taper and this was used to melt the sealing wax whilst sat at your writing desk or even to light your pipe. Many variations developed including waxjacks where a holder was shaped to carry a coil of wax again used to melt the wax for a letter seal.

Accessories

Accessories for candles also developed with a whole variety of shaped candle snuffers. these devices were often scissor shaped to enable the burnt wick to be cut off or trimmed.

Over the years there have been many styles of candlestick, plain clean lines straight stems and no fancy decoration marked the practical every day stick. Early materials such as brass and copper were used along with pewter in the less well off family home whilst those who could afford to do so favoured the sterling silver candlestick.

The styles of each of the fashionable periods in history can be seen reflected in the designs of antique sterling silver candle holders.

Any serious collector of silver will have at least one example of a pair of silver candlesticks or a candelabra as pride of place in the collection. candle holders are still practical for use today and add to the atmosphere in a dining room with its table set with antique silver cutlery.

Sterling silver candlesticks have performed a functional and decorative use in our homes for centuries and antique silver candle holders now also provide an investment.

 

Candlesticks For Sale With Free UK Postage