This stunning pair of undeniably grand, antique silver plate candelabra would grace any room. Particularly, if one wants to make a statement and light up a table.
One candelabra alone weighs 6lbs. 13oz and measure 17” high and at the candle level, measure 11” across. The weighted base measures 6” diameter and the candlestick on its own measures 12” high. These are impressive candelabra.
I cannot find any marks or names on either pair, so I can only date them from the style and provenance. I know they originally came from New Zealand and must have been purchased around 1910 from England. The owner (who’s family prefers to be anonymous) was a distinguished member of parliament. His monogram can be spotted on the base. In style, they are turn of the century Georgian. With their elegant, reeded columns, the gadrooned base and bowl of the candlestick and even on the removable bobeches there is gadrooning. The candlesticks in themselves are handsome, important pieces.
But once you attach the 3-armed candelabra, with its very complex knots around the central light, the impression is spectacular. The condition is wonderful, without repairs, dents or scratched. Amazingly, it is the original silver plate, brilliantly shiny but with a warm patina.
Pair of Antique Silver Plate 3 Branch, 4 Light Candelabras, Circa 1910