Candlesticks/Candelabra/Lighting

From around AD300 to the late 18th, when oil lamps appeared, candles were the normal form of domestic lighting. They were made of tallow (animal fat) or beeswax. Wax candles were 3 times the price and indicated both wealth and social position.

Candles were lit using a tinder box, or strike-a-light. A spark, struck from a flint with a steel, ignited a small quantity of flammable material.

Candle flames were extinguished using a candle douter (or snuffer); either a small cone on the end of a long handle or a dual purpose scissor like tool which could both extinguish the candle flame and also cut the wick of the candle for reuse.

Prior to the 19th century, when the self-consuming wick was invented, it was essential to trim the candle wick which would otherwise burn itself out. Tallow candles needed to be snuffed much more frequently than wax – 8 to 10 times an hour.

Early Continental Silver Bougie Box

8439. Early Continental Silver Bougie Box

1701 to 1799

Price £1,175 (Reserved)

An unusual antique silver wax jack, or taper holder, with cut card work and flower decoration to the body. The wax coil would have been contained inside the drum shaped box. Weight 103 grams, 3.3 troy ounces. Height 8.5 cms. Width 7.5 cms (excluding handle). Diameter 7 cms. Marked on the front with an assay scrape, Nuremberg mark and makers mark. 18th century. German.
Price £1,175 (Reserved)

An unusual antique silver wax jack, or taper holder, with cut card work and flower decoration to the body. The wax coil would h...

Queen Anne Silver Candlesticks

7852. Queen Anne Silver Candlesticks

1706

Price £8,950

A rare pair of early English silver candlesticks. Britannia standard silver*. Lovely plain style and broad bases. Very solid and heavy cast metal with knopped and baluster vase shaped stems and square hollowed out bases with canted corners. Each bears matching two crests and mottos (only traces), possibly marriage crests. One motto, although indistinct, reads "True To The End". Excellent colour. These candlesticks are remarkable for their size and weight. Weight 951 grams, 30.5 troy ounces. Height 17.5 cms. Base 11 cms square. London 1706. Maker John Eckfourd, known for his tobacco boxes.
Price £8,950

A rare pair of early English silver candlesticks. Britannia standard silver*. Lovely plain style and broad bases. Very solid an...

Queen Anne Silver Snuffers and Stand

8034. Queen Anne Silver Snuffers and Stand

1707

THOMAS FOLKINGHAM

Price £16,500

A very rare early English silver snuffers and stand with an octagonal stepped base and baluster stem. *Britannia standard silver. The cut corner square base has the typical style of the candlesticks of this period. The snuffer scissors, or wick trimmers, sit long ways in the stand. Both scissors and stand have identical hand engraved crests of a gauntlet holding up a crown. Total weight 317 grams, 10.2 troy ounces. Height 17.5 cms. Stand height 11.25 cms, base diameter 8 cms. Scissors length 14.25 cms. Both pieces have English silver hallmarks for London 1707. Maker Thomas Folkingham.
Price £16,500

A very rare early English silver snuffers and stand with an octagonal stepped base and baluster stem. *Britannia standard silve...

Queen Anne Silver Candlesticks by Simon Pantin

7762. Queen Anne Silver Candlesticks by Simon Pantin

1709

SIMON PANTIN (died 1728)

Price £8,950

A beautiful pair of rare early English silver candlesticks. Britannia standard silver*. Lovely plain style in keeping with the period. Very solid and heavy cast metal with knopped and baluster vase shaped stems and square hollowed out bases with canted corners. Traces of a crest. Excellent colour. Weight 795 grams, 25.5 troy ounces. Height 16.5 cms. Base 10 cms square. London 1709. Maker Simon Pantin.
Price £8,950

A beautiful pair of rare early English silver candlesticks. Britannia standard silver*. Lovely plain style in keeping with the ...

Antique Queen Anne Silver Candlesticks

8828. Antique Queen Anne Silver Candlesticks

1713

THOMAS FOLKINGHAM

Price £17,500

A rare set of four early English silver candlesticks from the early 1700’s. Britannia standard silver*. Very solid cast silver with octagonal form and baluster columns. Lovely plain style in keeping with the period. Each stick bears a hand engraved lion crest, for the Turnor family, on the base. Excellent colour. Weight 1374 grams, 44.1 troy ounces. Height 17.5 cms. Base 10.3 cms square. London 1713. Maker Thomas Folkingham.
Price £17,500

A rare set of four early English silver candlesticks from the early 1700’s. Britannia standard silver*. Very solid cast silve...

Antique George I Silver Tapersticks

8600. Antique George I Silver Tapersticks

1714

THOMAS MERRY

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A delightful pair of little antique silver taper sticks with the plain early design of baluster stem over a spreading hexagonal foot with diamond cutting. Cast silver. Britannia standard silver*. With a monogram over the date 1714 hand engraved to the base. Traces of the original gilding. Total weight 184 grams, 8.7 troy ounces. Height 12 cms. Base diameter 7 cms. Marked underneath the base with clear English silver hallmarks for London 1714. Maker Thomas Merry I.
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A delightful pair of little antique silver taper sticks with the plain early design of baluster stem over a spreading hexagonal...

George I Silver Chamberstick

8639. George I Silver Chamberstick

1722

JAMES FRAILLON

Price £4,750

A rare early English sterling silver chamber stick (also known as a go to bed) with the solid design and excellent heavy gauge silver as you’d expect from this date. It has the early form with a flat teardrop handle and broad drip pan. The circular base is hand engraved with the crest of a crown over a gentleman carrying a double scythe. Weight 400 grams, 12.8 troy ounces. Diameter 14.5 cms. Length 23.5 cms. London 1722. By James Fraillon.
Price £4,750

A rare early English sterling silver chamber stick (also known as a go to bed) with the solid design and excellent heavy gauge ...

George I Silver Chamberstick

8640. George I Silver Chamberstick

1722

JAMES FRAILLON

Price £4,750

A rare early English silver chamber stick (also known as a go to bed) with the solid design and excellent heavy gauge silver as you’d expect from this date. It has the early form with a flat teardrop handle and broad drip pan. The circular base is hand engraved with the crest of a crown over a gentleman carrying a double scythe. Weight 399 grams, 12.8 troy ounces. Diameter 15 cms. Length 25 cms. Britannia standard silver*. London 1722. By James Fraillon.
Price £4,750

A rare early English silver chamber stick (also known as a go to bed) with the solid design and excellent heavy gauge silver as...

Antique George I Silver Taperstick

8763. Antique George I Silver Taperstick

1722

BENJAMIN PYNE (1653-1732)

Price £1,750

A delightful little antique silver taper stick of plain early design with baluster stem and raised hectagonal foot. Cast silver. Weight 112 grams, 3.6 troy ounces. Height 11 cms. Base diameter 6.8 cms. London 1722. Maker Benjamin Pyne.
Price £1,750

A delightful little antique silver taper stick of plain early design with baluster stem and raised hectagonal foot. Cast silver...

Antique Irish Silver Candlesticks

8238. Antique Irish Silver Candlesticks

1723

JOSEPH WALKER OF DUBLIN

Price £6,750

A rare pair of early Dublin cast candlesticks having octagonal bases with sunken wells and diamond faceting. The baluster stem follows the outline of the base. This is very desirable shape. Sterling silver. Lovely plain style and good gauge silver. Weight 627 grams, 20 troy ounces. Height 16.5 cms. Base 10.6 cms. Each is stamped within the well of the base with Irish silver hallmarks for Dublin 1723. Maker Joseph Walker (see Jacksons page 629). Also stamped on the edge of the capitals with the harp mark.
Price £6,750

A rare pair of early Dublin cast candlesticks having octagonal bases with sunken wells and diamond faceting. The baluster stem ...

George II Silver Candlesticks

8772. George II Silver Candlesticks

1730

DAVID WILLAUME II

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A fine pair of antique sterling silver candlesticks with baluster stems and shaped bases. Heavy cast silver and good original colour. Weight 931 grams, 29.9 troy ounces. Height 19 cms. Bases 11 cms square. London 1730. Maker David Willaume II.
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A fine pair of antique sterling silver candlesticks with baluster stems and shaped bases. Heavy cast silver and good original c...

Antique Irish Silver Candlesticks

8403. Antique Irish Silver Candlesticks

1737

JOHN HAMILTON OF DUBLIN (died 1751)

Price £6,200

A rare pair of early Dublin cast candlesticks having octagonal bases with sunken wells and diamond faceting. The baluster stem follows the outline of the base. This is very desirable shape. Sterling silver. Lovely plain style and good gauge silver. Weight 662 grams, 21.2 troy ounces. Height 15.5 cms. Base 10 cms. Each is stamped within the well of the base with Irish silver hallmarks for Dublin 1737. Maker John Hamilton.
Price £6,200

A rare pair of early Dublin cast candlesticks having octagonal bases with sunken wells and diamond faceting. The baluster stem ...

George II Silver Candlesticks

8646. George II Silver Candlesticks

1740

THOMAS GILPIN

Price £4,950

A fine pair of antique sterling silver candlesticks with faceted columns and shaped bases. Heavy cast silver and good original colour. The sconces are hand engraved to one side with an armorial within a decorative cartouche, the other side with a crest. Underneath there is a hand engraved inscription. Weight 943 grams, 30.3 troy ounces. Height 18 cms. Bases 11 cms square. London 1740. Maker Thomas Gilpin.
Price £4,950

A fine pair of antique sterling silver candlesticks with faceted columns and shaped bases. Heavy cast silver and good original ...

George II Silver Candlesticks

8591. George II Silver Candlesticks

1740

BENJAMIN GODFREY

Price £6,850

An excellent pair of early English antique silver candlesticks by the sought after maker Benjamin Godfrey. Fine quality and made of heavy gauge cast silver. In the French Huguenot taste, each with a knopped baluster stem on spreading circular base and decorative border. These stunning candlesticks are beautifully chased all over. Weight 1180 grams, 37.9 troy ounces. Height 25.5 cms. Base diameter 12.5 cms. London 1740. Maker Benjamin Godfrey.
Price £6,850

An excellent pair of early English antique silver candlesticks by the sought after maker Benjamin Godfrey. Fine quality and mad...

Early Antique French Cast Silver Candlesticks

8578. Early Antique French Cast Silver Candlesticks

Circa 1746

Price £8,500

A magnificent pair of antique sterling silver candlesticks with faceted columns and circular stepped bases with sunken well. Uninscribed. Excellent condition and fine patina. These stunning candlesticks are beautifully chased on the columns and bases and have multiple ornamental borders. Very heavy weight 1927 grams, 61.9 troy ounces. Height 27 cms. Base width 14 cms. Marked underneath with provincial French silver stamps. Maker Antoine-Louis Montalant of Vannes. Date 1746-1750.
Price £8,500

A magnificent pair of antique sterling silver candlesticks with faceted columns and circular stepped bases with sunken well. Un...

George II Silver Candlesticks

8548. George II Silver Candlesticks

1750

WILLIAM GOULD

Price £3,350

An excellent pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with shell corners and detachable sconces. Very attractive design and heavy cast silver. Weight 1085 grams, 34.8 troy ounces. Height 20.5 cms. Base 11.5 x 11.5 cms. London 1750. Maker William Gould.
Price £3,350

An excellent pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with shell corners and detachable sconces. Very attractive design a...

Antique Continental Silver Candlesticks

6353. Antique Continental Silver Candlesticks

Circa 1750

Price £1,850

A heavy quality pair of antique cast silver candlesticks. George II style with shaped baluster columns and circular hollowed bases. Excellent colour. Weight 571 grams, 18.3 troy ounces. Height 18.5 cms. Diameter of base 12 cms. Unmarked silver. Probably Italian. Circa 1750.
Price £1,850

A heavy quality pair of antique cast silver candlesticks. George II style with shaped baluster columns and circular hollowed ba...

George II Silver Candlesticks by William Cafe

7361. George II Silver Candlesticks by William Cafe

1759

WILLIAM CAFE

Price £4,500

A handsome pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with shell corners and detachable sconces. Very attractive design and heavy cast silver. Weight 1287 grams, 41.3 troy ounces. Height 25 cms. Base 12.5 x 12.5 cms. London 1759. Maker William Cafe.
Price £4,500

A handsome pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with shell corners and detachable sconces. Very attractive design and...

George III Silver Chamberstick

7902. George III Silver Chamberstick

1776

Price £650

An elegant antique sterling silver chamber stick with plain classic styling, bead borders and acanthus leaf decoration to the top of the handle. Uninscribed. The candle nozzle is detachable. The stem has an aperture at the base which would have originally held a pair of scissor type snuffers. Weight 242 grams, 7.78 troy ounces. Height 10 cms. Diameter 13 cms. London 1776. Maker Henry Hallsworth.
Price £650

An elegant antique sterling silver chamber stick with plain classic styling, bead borders and acanthus leaf decoration to the t...

Georgian Corinthian Column Candlesticks in Old Sheffield Plate

8539. Georgian Corinthian Column Candlesticks in Old Sheffield Plate

Circa 1780

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A charming example of early Old Sheffield Plate candlesticks with plain half reeded columns and ribbon embellishment. The simple tops have detachable nozzles; the stepped bases have bead borders. Height 25 cms. Base 11.1 cms square. Circa 1780.
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A charming example of early Old Sheffield Plate candlesticks with plain half reeded columns and ribbon embellishment. The simpl...

Set of 4 Georgian Candlesticks in Old Sheffield Plate

8709. Set of 4 Georgian Candlesticks in Old Sheffield Plate

Circa 1780

Price £875

A good set of antique silver plated candle holders with tall tapering columns on circular bases. Excellent plain design with simple reed borders. With the original detachable round candle nozzles. Height 28 cms. Base diameter 13.2 cms. Unmarked. Circa 1780. Old Sheffield plate*.
Price £875

A good set of antique silver plated candle holders with tall tapering columns on circular bases. Excellent plain design with si...

George III Silver Candlesticks

8398. George III Silver Candlesticks

1782

LUKE PROCTOR (born c.1780)

Price £2,950

A handsome pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with tall tapering columns and square bases. Very elegant. Classic Adam style design with fluting and shell and chain borders. Engraved to both sconce and base each bears a crest and monogram. The bases have the original wooden bottoms. Height 31 cms. Base 13 cms square. Marked around the base for Sheffield 1782. Maker Luke Proctor.
Price £2,950

A handsome pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with tall tapering columns and square bases. Very elegant. Classic Ad...

Pair of Georgian Silver Candlesticks

8693. Pair of Georgian Silver Candlesticks

1784

DANIEL SMITH AND ROBERT SHARP

Price £2,750

An elegant pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with tall tapering and fluted columns on oval bases. Lovely classic plain design with simple embossed borders. Height 30 cms. Base length 16 cms, width 12.5 cms. Sheffield 1784. Maker Smith and Sharp.
Price £2,750

An elegant pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with tall tapering and fluted columns on oval bases. Lovely classic p...

George III Silver Wax Jack

8328. George III Silver Wax Jack

1798

Price £1,450

An excellent quality antique sterling silver wax jack of circular form with a scissor action. Good plain style and reed borders. The tall column supports a coil of wax, the end of which is held in place in the centre of the drip pan. The small conical snuffer is attached to the top by a long silver chain. Weight 267 grams, 8.5 troy ounces. Height 16.5 cms to top of snuffer. Spread across scissors 11.5 cms. Diameter of base 10.5 cms. Sheffield 1798. Makers mark illegible.
Price £1,450

An excellent quality antique sterling silver wax jack of circular form with a scissor action. Good plain style and reed borders...

Pair of Antique Silver Chambersticks

8267. Pair of Antique Silver Chambersticks

1809

WILLIAM BENNETT

Price £1,250

A handsome pair of antique sterling silver chamber candlesticks of rectangular form and having straight gadroon borders. The candlestick column has an elegant vase shape. Uninscribed. Weight 832 grams, 26.7 troy ounces. Height 9 cms. Base 17.5 x 12.5 cms. London 1809. Maker William Bennett.
Price £1,250

A handsome pair of antique sterling silver chamber candlesticks of rectangular form and having straight gadroon borders. The ca...

Antique Silver Chamberstick

8469. Antique Silver Chamberstick

1809

RICHARD MORTON, SHEFFIELD

Price £795

A handsome antique sterling silver chamber stick with gadroon borders and removable candle snuffer and sconce. Good plain style. Each piece with a hand engraved monogram in old fashioned script. Weight 339 grams, 10.9 troy ounces. Height 10 cms. Diameter 14.5 cms. All matching. Sheffield 1809. Maker Richard Morton & Co.
Price £795

A handsome antique sterling silver chamber stick with gadroon borders and removable candle snuffer and sconce. Good plain style...

Antique Italian Silver Oil Lamp

8588. Antique Italian Silver Oil Lamp

1819 to 1849

Price £2,750

An elegant antique silver lamp mounted on a tall double headed (Janus) column. The traditional style oil lamp has provision for 2 wicks and the cover is removable. Suspended on 3 long chains are the snuffer, knife and tweezer tools. Underneath the base you can see the handmade hammered finish. Weight 536 grams, 17.2 troy ounces. Height 33 cms. Diameter of base 12.5 cms. Marked around the base and on the tools with Italian silver marks for Rome and makers mark for Giuseppe Pagliari 1819-1849.
Price £2,750

An elegant antique silver lamp mounted on a tall double headed (Janus) column. The traditional style oil lamp has provision for...

Antique Silver Italian Candlesticks

8399. Antique Silver Italian Candlesticks

Circa 1820

Price £1,450

A handsome pair of antique Italian silver candle holders. Excellent plain style with gadroon borders. Good gauge silver. Removable sconces. Weight 648 grams, 20.8 troy ounces. Height 20 cms approx. Italian silver marks for Turin (Torino). Maker Carlo Balbino. Circa 1820.
Price £1,450

A handsome pair of antique Italian silver candle holders. Excellent plain style with gadroon borders. Good gauge silver. Remova...

Georgian Candelabras in Old Sheffield Plate

8224. Georgian Candelabras in Old Sheffield Plate

1820

Price £875

A good quality pair of antique candelabra in Old Sheffield plate with tapering columns and circular bases. Simple classical style with reed decoration and rope twist borders. 3 lights. Will convert to a pair of candlesticks. Detachable sconces. Total height 40 cms. Height of candlestick 29 cms. Spread across branches 42 cms. English. Circa 1820. Unmarked. Old Sheffield Plate*.
Price £875

A good quality pair of antique candelabra in Old Sheffield plate with tapering columns and circular bases. Simple classical sty...

Pair of Georgian Candelabra in Old Sheffield Plate

7565. Pair of Georgian Candelabra in Old Sheffield Plate

Circa 1820

Price £895

A tall and elegant pair of antique candelabras in Old Sheffield Plate with with graceful curved branches. With detachable tops and sconces. Height 49 cms (candlestick 32 cms). Spread 49 cms. Circa 1820. Unmarked. Old Sheffield Plate*.
Price £895

A tall and elegant pair of antique candelabras in Old Sheffield Plate with with graceful curved branches. With detachable tops ...

Georgian Silver Chamber Stick by Paul Storr

8502. Georgian Silver Chamber Stick by Paul Storr

1823

PAUL STORR, LONDON (1771-1844)

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A handsome antique sterling silver chamberstick with plain classic styling and gadroon borders. Excellent quality and good gauge silver as you’d expect from this world famous English silversmith. The matching candle snuffer and nozzle are detachable. Each piece is hand engraved with a matching bee hive crest. Underneath there is a presentation inscription in old fashioned script to Jonathan Brundrett of the Inner Temple. Weight 450 grams, 14.4 troy ounces. Height 19 cms. Diameter 15.5 cms. London 1823. Maker Paul Storr.
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A handsome antique sterling silver chamberstick with plain classic styling and gadroon borders. Excellent quality and good gaug...

Georgian Silver Chamber Stick by Paul Storr

8846. Georgian Silver Chamber Stick by Paul Storr

1824

PAUL STORR, LONDON (1771-1844)

Price £2,950

A handsome antique sterling silver chamberstick with plain classic styling and gadroon borders. Excellent quality and good gauge silver as you’d expect from this world famous English silversmith. The matching candle snuffer and nozzle are detachable. Weight 361 grams, 11.6 troy ounces. Height 10.5 cms. Spread 17.5 cms. Diameter 15 cms. London 1824. Maker Paul Storr.
Price £2,950

A handsome antique sterling silver chamberstick with plain classic styling and gadroon borders. Excellent quality and good gaug...

Georgian Silver Candle Snuffers

7189. Georgian Silver Candle Snuffers

1825

JOSEPH RODGERS & SONS OF SHEFFIELD Also known as J RODGERS & SONS LTD

Price £375

A rare pair of antique sterling silver candle wick trimmers with a sprung scissor action. The decorative scissor handles and the engraved armorial mount are made of hallmarked silver. The scissor box (with a guillotine action) and wick trimmer are made of polished steel. Sheffield 1825. Maker Joseph Rodgers.
Price £375

A rare pair of antique sterling silver candle wick trimmers with a sprung scissor action. The decorative scissor handles and th...

Georgian Extending Silver Candlesticks

8140. Georgian Extending Silver Candlesticks

1827

THOMAS AND JOHN SETTLE

Price £1,950

A good pair of antique telescopic candle holders in sterling silver. Excellent plain style, typical of the period, with broad bands of gadroon and shell ornament. Detachable nozzles. The candlestick top fits inside a sleeve within the bottom half of the stick so that the height of the columns can be adjusted. Height 22.5/28 cms. Diameter of base 12.5 cms. Sheffield 1827. Maker John & Thomas Settle. These make a good set of four candlesticks with #8143.
Price £1,950

A good pair of antique telescopic candle holders in sterling silver. Excellent plain style, typical of the period, with broad b...

Georgian Extending Silver Candlesticks

8143. Georgian Extending Silver Candlesticks

1828

THOMAS AND JOHN SETTLE

Price £1,950

A good pair of antique telescopic candle holders in sterling silver. Excellent plain style, typical of the period, with broad bands of gadroon and shell ornament. Detachable nozzles. The candlestick top fits inside a sleeve within the bottom half of the stick so that the height of the columns can be adjusted. Height 22.5/28 cms. Diameter of base 12.5 cms. Sheffield 1828. Maker John & Thomas Settle. These make a good set of four candlesticks with #8140.
Price £1,950

A good pair of antique telescopic candle holders in sterling silver. Excellent plain style, typical of the period, with broad b...

Set of 4 Antique Augsburg Silver Candlesticks

7899. Set of 4 Antique Augsburg Silver Candlesticks

Circa 1830

Price £4,450

A good set of antique German silver candlesticks of plain design with wide bands of ribbing and detachable sconces. Good gauge silver. Very crisp condition. Each stick is mounted with the figure of a cherub. Height 30.5 cms. Base 11 x 11 cms. Marked around the base rim with German silver marks for Augsburg and the makers initials. Date letter "H" for the year 1822.
Price £4,450

A good set of antique German silver candlesticks of plain design with wide bands of ribbing and detachable sconces. Good gauge ...

Georgian Silver Chamberstick

8749. Georgian Silver Chamberstick

Circa 1830

Price £595

A good antique sterling silver chamber stick with matching candle snuffer and candle nozzle. Very pretty shaped borders. Total weight 419 grams, 13.4 troy ounces. Height 10 cms (to top of nozzle). Diameter of base 14.7 cms. Marked on all 3 pieces with makers mark for the London maker Henry Crowder. Circa 1830.
Price £595

A good antique sterling silver chamber stick with matching candle snuffer and candle nozzle. Very pretty shaped borders. Total ...

Pair of Georgian Telescopic Candelabra in Old Sheffield Plate

4895. Pair of Georgian Telescopic Candelabra in Old Sheffield Plate

Circa 1830

Price £985

Very rare. An antique pair of 3 light candelabra with detachable arms and adjustable height candlestick bases. Candelabra height 42/47 cms, spread 39 cms. Candlestick height 22/27 cms. Circa 1830.
Price £985

Very rare. An antique pair of 3 light candelabra with detachable arms and adjustable height candlestick bases. Candelabra heigh...

Antique Silver Snuffer Tray

6403. Antique Silver Snuffer Tray

1837

Price £795

An excellent quality antique sterling silver snuffer stand of rectangular shape with a central carrying handle. Good plain design and heavy gauge silver. Weight 304 grams, 9.7 troy ounces. Height 9.5 cms. Length 17.5 cms. Width 8 cms. London 1837. Maker Charles Fox.
Price £795

An excellent quality antique sterling silver snuffer stand of rectangular shape with a central carrying handle. Good plain desi...

Antique Silver Candlesticks

7528. Antique Silver Candlesticks

1838

Price £1,950

A decorative pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with tall shaped columns and beautiful flower and scroll decoration overall. There is a hand engraved crest on each base. Detachable nozzles. Height 29 cms. Diameter of base 16 cms. Loaded inside and with green baize to the bases. Sheffield 1838. Maker Waterhouse and Hatfield.
Price £1,950

A decorative pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with tall shaped columns and beautiful flower and scroll decoration...

Antique Silver Wax Jack

7561. Antique Silver Wax Jack

Circa 1840

Price £875 (Reserved)

An antique silver wax jack with umbrella shaped cover, carrying handle and wax winder. A very decorative piece - the cast side supports are beautifully modelled winged figures and there is a little flower bud where the wax comes out at the top. Engraved initials on the thumb piece. Height 14 cms. Weight 187 grams, 6 troy ounces. Marked around the edge of the base with continental silver stamps. Circa 1840.
Price £875 (Reserved)

An antique silver wax jack with umbrella shaped cover, carrying handle and wax winder. A very decorative piece - the cast side ...

Pair of Antique Candlesticks in Old Sheffield Plate

8699. Pair of Antique Candlesticks in Old Sheffield Plate

Circa 1840

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An elegant pair of antique candle holders with tall tapering and fluted columns on oval bases. Lovely classic plain design. Height 32 cms. Base 11 x 5.5 cms. English. Old Sheffield Plate. Circa 1840.
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An elegant pair of antique candle holders with tall tapering and fluted columns on oval bases. Lovely classic plain design. Hei...

Antique Silver Snuffer Tray

6962. Antique Silver Snuffer Tray

1848

HENRY WILKINSON & CO, SHEFFIELD

Price £375

An early Victorian sterling silver snuffer stand with shaped decorative border and hand engraved centre decoration and monogram. Weight 201 grams, 6.4 troy ounces. Length 23.5 cms. Width 9.75 cms. Sheffield 1848. Maker Henry Wilkinson.
Price £375

An early Victorian sterling silver snuffer stand with shaped decorative border and hand engraved centre decoration and monogram...

Antique Belgian Silver Candlestick

8187. Antique Belgian Silver Candlestick

Circa 1850

Price £1,250

A tall and impressive antique silver altar candlestick made from thick sheets of decorated silver mounted on the front and sides sections of a carved softwood stand. This was originally a pricket candlestick and has since been electrified (not working). Height 77.5 cms. Base 20 x 13 cms. With Belgian silver marks on each piece – “1” imported articles, “hand” hall-mark, “800” fineness and “helmet” large hall-mark (see Tardy page 85). Made in Belgium. Circa 1850.
Price £1,250

A tall and impressive antique silver altar candlestick made from thick sheets of decorated silver mounted on the front and side...

Antique French Silver Chamberstick

8251. Antique French Silver Chamberstick

Circa 1850

Price £950

A charming antique silver double candlestick in the unusual form of an early 18th century snuffer stand with carrying handle. Heavy gauge silver. The tray is engraved with a flower and scroll trellis design and to the centre there is an armorial with two standing dogs and the crest of a crown. It stands on four pretty little feet. Weight 446 grams, 14.3 troy ounces. Length 20.2 cms. Width 9.2 cms. Spread across handle 16.5 cms. Height 7 cms. Stamped on every piece with French silver marks. Circa 1850.
Price £950

A charming antique silver double candlestick in the unusual form of an early 18th century snuffer stand with carrying handle. H...

Antique Greek Silver Oil Lamp

7927. Antique Greek Silver Oil Lamp

Circa 1850

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An antique silver hanging lamp with chains from Corfu in Greece. The body is very decorative with embossed leaf motifs. Weight 247 grams, 7.9 troy ounces. Height 20.5 cms. Hanging height 53.5 cms. Both the top and bottom are stamped with Greek silver marks for Corfu, Ionian Islands. Circa 1850.
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An antique silver hanging lamp with chains from Corfu in Greece. The body is very decorative with embossed leaf motifs. Weight ...

Antique Silver Travelling Lamp

8145. Antique Silver Travelling Lamp

1863

ORTNER & HOULE, LONDON

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A fine quality antique sterling silver travelling or carriage lamp by Orton & Houle, neatly designed so that it can be carried for travel. To use the lamp, lift the lid and pull out the hinged front cover to reveal the candle holder behind a glass panel. The lamp can then either be hung from the suspension hooks, or placed standing up by pulling down the base. Next to the base there is a cylindrical vesta case, with a drop down hinged cover for matches and a match striker. A nice feature is the candle holder which has a spring fitting allowing the candle to be pushed up as the candle burns down. Stamped on the main cover with full English silver hallmarks for London 1863. Maker and retailer Ortner & Houle, 3 St James St, SW London.
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A fine quality antique sterling silver travelling or carriage lamp by Orton & Houle, neatly designed so that it can be carried ...

Pair of Victorian Silver Plated Candelabras with 4 Lights

8406. Pair of Victorian Silver Plated Candelabras with 4 Lights

1870

HAWKSWORTH & EYRE

Price £1,450

A very pretty pair of antique silver plated candelabra with detachable branches and candle sconces. The candlesticks have tapering fluted columns and square bases with bead borders and swag decoration. Height – total 39 cms, candlestick 26.5 cms. Spread across the arms 33 cms. Base 11 cms square. Maker Hawksworth, Eyre & Co. Circa 1870
Price £1,450

A very pretty pair of antique silver plated candelabra with detachable branches and candle sconces. The candlesticks have taper...

Antique French Silver Chamberstick

8470. Antique French Silver Chamberstick

Circa 1870

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A decorative antique solid silver chamber stick with shell and scroll borders and a flower mounted carrying handle. High grade silver. Removable candle nozzle. Weight 233 grams, 7.4 troy ounces. Height 9 cms. Spread 18 cms. Base 15 x 15 cms. All matching. Marked on the nozzle, pan border and pan foot with French silver Minerva head, 950 standard silver (this is a purer grade of silver than sterling which is 925 parts out of one thousand). Circa 1870.
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A decorative antique solid silver chamber stick with shell and scroll borders and a flower mounted carrying handle. High grade ...

Antique William III Style Silver Candlesticks

8602. Antique William III Style Silver Candlesticks

1875

CHARLES STUART HARRIS

Price £5,950

A rare set of antique silver candlesticks in the style of the reign of William III. Britannia standard silver*. These fine candlesticks stand on square canted corner bases with reed columns and multiple gadroon borders. Fixed circular candle sconces. To the front of the base there is a hand engraved coat of arms within a fish scale cartouche. Weight 1568 grams, 50.4 troy ounces. Height 20 cms approx. Base 14.5 cms. London 1875. Maker Charles Stuart Harris.
Price £5,950

A rare set of antique silver candlesticks in the style of the reign of William III. Britannia standard silver*. These fine cand...

Antique Portuguese Silver Candle Snuffers

7583. Antique Portuguese Silver Candle Snuffers

Circa 1880

Price £395

A decorative pair of antique silver candle wick trimmers with a sprung scissor action. Very prettily decorated in the early nineteenth century style with flowers and scrolling leaves. There is an engraved monogram to the front of the scissor box. Weight 130 grams, 4.1 troy ounces. Length 16.5 cms. Marked underneath, inside and outside the scissor box with Lisbon silver marks. Circa 1880.
Price £395

A decorative pair of antique silver candle wick trimmers with a sprung scissor action. Very prettily decorated in the early nin...

Antique Turkish Silver Chamberstick

8494. Antique Turkish Silver Chamberstick

Circa 1880

Price £695 (Reserved)

A very attractive antique silver candlestick of baluster form on a pedestal foot. Pretty design with embossed flowers and a cast decorative handle. The plain central column, with fixed candle nozzle, has engraved decoration and unscrews from the base. Weight 139 grams, 4.4 troy ounces. Height 8.5 cms. Spread across handle 19 cms. Diameter 13 cms. Marked both on the pan and nozzle with Turkish tughra silver marks. Ottoman period. Circa 1880.
Price £695 (Reserved)

A very attractive antique silver candlestick of baluster form on a pedestal foot. Pretty design with embossed flowers and a cas...

Victorian Silver Plated Lamp

7326. Victorian Silver Plated Lamp

Circa 1890

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A tall and handsome antique silver plated Corinthian column lamp with a square stepped base having gadroon border and classical urn and swag motifs. Excellent quality and crisp definition on the Corinthian top. The cut crystal oil reservoir has a screw fitting to the column and the top still retains the original mount, marked Hinks patent, for the oil burner fitting (not supplied). Height 56 cms, 44 cms without the glass top. Base 16 x 16 cms. Circa 1890. Base unmarked.
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A tall and handsome antique silver plated Corinthian column lamp with a square stepped base having gadroon border and classical...

Antique Silver Candlesticks

8726. Antique Silver Candlesticks

1891

HAWKSWORTH & EYRE

Price £495

A pretty pair of antique sterling silver candlesticks of circular form with bead borders. Plain style. Small size. Fixed nozzles. Filled bases. Height 10 cms. Base diameter 8 cms. Sheffield 1891. Maker Hawksworth, Eyre & Co Ltd – James Kebberling Bembridge.
Price £495

A pretty pair of antique sterling silver candlesticks of circular form with bead borders. Plain style. Small size. Fixed nozzle...

Victorian Silver Candlesticks

7008. Victorian Silver Candlesticks

1894

HAWKSWORTH & EYRE

Price £2,150

An attractive pair of antique sterling silver candlesticks with shaped reeded columns standing on splayed square bases with canted corners. The sticks are decorated with classical motifs such as rams heads, urns, rope twists and garlands. Filled bases. Height 30 cms. Base 13 cms. Sheffield 1894. Maker Hawksworth & Eyre.
Price £2,150

An attractive pair of antique sterling silver candlesticks with shaped reeded columns standing on splayed square bases with can...

Antique Silver Candlabras

8630. Antique Silver Candlabras

1895

CRICHTON BROTHERS

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An impressive pair of antique sterling silver candelabra in the George II Hugeunot rococo style. Cast silver. Excellent quality and thick gauge of silver. The chased detail is superb. Detachable nozzles. Total weight 5,806 grams, 186.6 troy ounces. Total height 45 cms, height of candlesticks 29.5 cms. Spread 37 cms. London 1895. Maker AC, probably for Crichton Brothers who specialised in fine quality copies of early English silver.
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An impressive pair of antique sterling silver candelabra in the George II Hugeunot rococo style. Cast silver. Excellent quality...

Pair of Victorian Cast Silver Candlesticks

6802. Pair of Victorian Cast Silver Candlesticks

1895

GOLDSMITHS AND SILVERSMITHS COMPANY LTD.

Price £1,150

A heavy pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with square flared bases and push up candle ejectors. This is a popular style in brass candlesticks and it’s unusual to find this form in silver. There is a large armorial engraved to each base. Weight 670 grams, 21.5 troy ounces. Height 24 cms. Base 9 cms square. London 1895. Maker Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Ltd.
Price £1,150

A heavy pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with square flared bases and push up candle ejectors. This is a popular ...

Antique Silver 5 Light Candelabras

8770. Antique Silver 5 Light Candelabras

1895 to 1896

WILLIAM HUTTON, SHEFFIELD & BIRMINGHAM

Price £9,750

An imposing pair of antique sterling silver candelabra with 5 lights having removable branches, central candle snuffers and bead borders. Tall height. Lovely classical design with corinthian capitals, reeded columns, and stepped square bases. The top branches can be adjusted for use with 5 lights, 3 lights or removed completely so that the candlesticks can be used on their own. Height 36/68.5 cms. Spread 39 cms. Candlestick base 14,5x14.5 cms. London 1908. Maker William Hutton & Sons.
Price £9,750

An imposing pair of antique sterling silver candelabra with 5 lights having removable branches, central candle snuffers and bea...

Victorian Silver Candlesticks

8404. Victorian Silver Candlesticks

1898

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A classic style pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with fluted columns standing on stepped bases with pretty shell and foliate scroll decoration. Removable nozzles. Height 26 cms. Base 11.3 x 11.3 cms. Sheffield 1898. Maker Harrison Brothers.
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A classic style pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with fluted columns standing on stepped bases with pretty shell ...

Victorian Silver Candlesticks

8649. Victorian Silver Candlesticks

1900

JAMES DIXON OF SHEFFIELD

Price £675

A classic style pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with fluted columns topped by ornate Corinthian capitals. Good plain style. The square tapering bases have a pretty scroll design with harebell swags. The bases and nozzles have beaded borders. Removable nozzles. Height 17 cms. Base 9 x 9 cms. Sheffield 1900. Maker James Dixon & Sons.
Price £675

A classic style pair of antique sterling silver candle holders with fluted columns topped by ornate Corinthian capitals. Good p...

Antique Continental Silver Candlesticks

8426. Antique Continental Silver Candlesticks

Circa 1900

Price £1,450

An excellent pair of antique cast silver candle holders with shaped columns on a spreading base. Very solid. Beautifully decorated with cherub scenes, scrolls and flowers. The bases have cherub heads on four corners. Weight 919 grams, 29.5 troy ounces. Height 28 cms. Diameter of base 14.5 cms. Marked underneath “Germany 800”. Circa 1900.
Price £1,450

An excellent pair of antique cast silver candle holders with shaped columns on a spreading base. Very solid. Beautifully decora...

Antique Silver Candlesticks

8309. Antique Silver Candlesticks

1903

WALTER AND CHARLES SISSONS

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An elegant pair of antique sterling silver candlesticks with tapering reeded columns and hexagonal bases. Plain classical design with beaded borders and swag embellishment. Detachable candle sconces and filled bases. Height 27.5 cms. Base diameter 12.75 cms. Sheffield 1903. Maker W & C Sissons (Walter & Charles Sissons).
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An elegant pair of antique sterling silver candlesticks with tapering reeded columns and hexagonal bases. Plain classical desig...

Pair of Antique Silver Candelebras by Elkington

6974. Pair of Antique Silver Candelebras by Elkington

1913

ELKINGTON

Price £4,350

A classic pair of sterling silver candelabra in the 18th century style. Elegant tapering columns on round bases with fluted decoration. The silver tops have an attractive scroll form. Weight of branches 1616 grams, 51.9 troy ounces. The bases are filled. Total height 36.5 cms. Candlestick height 28.5 cms. All pieces original and with matching hallmarks. Sheffield 1913. Maker Elkington & Co.
Price £4,350

A classic pair of sterling silver candelabra in the 18th century style. Elegant tapering columns on round bases with fluted dec...

Antique Chinese Silver Candlesticks

8425. Antique Chinese Silver Candlesticks

Circa 1920

Price £650

An interesting pair of antique silver candle holders with bamboo columns and the bases with an embossed vegetation decoration. Detachable sconces. Good gauge silver. Weight 248 grams. Height 17 cms. Diameter of base 8 cms. Marked on the bases with Chinese silver marks. Circa 1920. Maker CYS.
Price £650

An interesting pair of antique silver candle holders with bamboo columns and the bases with an embossed vegetation decoration. ...

Vintage Silver Candelabras

8126. Vintage Silver Candelabras

1928

THOMAS BRADBURY & SONS

Price £2,750

A classic pair of sterling silver candelabra, in the Georgian style, with detachable tops and nozzles. Lovely plain design with elegant tapering columns on oval bases. Weight of branches 1776 grams, 57.1 troy ounces. The bases are filled and have green baize underneath. Total height 45.5 cms. Candlestick height 29.25 cms. Spread across the branches 39 cms. All pieces original and with matching hallmarks. Sheffield 1928. Maker Thomas Bradbury & Sons.
Price £2,750

A classic pair of sterling silver candelabra, in the Georgian style, with detachable tops and nozzles. Lovely plain design with...

French Art Deco Silver Candelabra

8697. French Art Deco Silver Candelabra

Circa 1930

Price £2,250

A stylish pair of art deco silver candelabra with 3 lights. Excellent plain style with geometric shaped bases inlaid with ivory and ebony. The branches unscrew but the columns cannot be used as candlesticks. Height 41 cms, spread 28 cms. The weight of the branches is 991 grams, 31.8 troy ounces, the bases are filled and therefore cannot be weighed. French silver stamps. Circa 1930.
Price £2,250

A stylish pair of art deco silver candelabra with 3 lights. Excellent plain style with geometric shaped bases inlaid with ivory...

Art Deco Silver and Enamel Candlesticks

6910. Art Deco Silver and Enamel Candlesticks

1932

WALKER & HALL

Price £1,150

A very pretty pair of silver candle holders with blue enamel decoration to the base and the nozzles. Attractive dwarf size. Fixed nozzles. Weight 288 grams, 9.2 troy ounces. Height 8.5 cms. Base 7.5 x 7.5 cms. Sheffield 1932. Maker Walker and Hall.
Price £1,150

A very pretty pair of silver candle holders with blue enamel decoration to the base and the nozzles. Attractive dwarf size. Fix...

Pair of Vintage Continental Silver Candelabras

8319. Pair of Vintage Continental Silver Candelabras

1960

Price £2,550

An impressive pair of figural candelabras. A matching pair of solid silver 4 light candelabra with dolphin supports to top and base. Large size. The outstretched arms are each supported at the centre by a large cast dolphin; the detail is excellent with the laughing faces and curved fish-scale bodies. The tall tapering columns also stand on 3 cast dolphin feet above the circular base. Weight 2735 grams, 87.9 troy ounces. Height 47.5 cms. Spread across branches 27.5 cms. Base diameter 15.25 cms. Marked under the bases with the silver grade “900” and “=B.I=” crowned. Continental silver. Circa 1960.
Price £2,550

An impressive pair of figural candelabras. A matching pair of solid silver 4 light candelabra with dolphin supports to top and ...

Pair of Vintage Silver Candelabra

7587. Pair of Vintage Silver Candelabra

1973

RICHARD COMYNS

Price £4,450

A handsome pair of very heavy cast silver candelabra with detachable branches. Excellent plain style with shaped octagonal stems and bases. The candlesticks can be used separately. Weight 3848 (1958 + 1890), 123 troy ounces. Height 41 cms (total), 28 cms (candlesticks). Spread 39 cms. London 1973 Maker Richard Comyns. Sterling silver.
Price £4,450

A handsome pair of very heavy cast silver candelabra with detachable branches. Excellent plain style with shaped octagonal stem...

George II Style Cast Silver Candlesticks

8520. George II Style Cast Silver Candlesticks

2002

Price £1,450

An excellent quality pair of sterling silver candle holders. Lovely plain style typical of the early Georgian period. Very solid and heavy cast metal with knopped and baluster vase shaped stems and square stepped bases. Weight 1032 grams, 33.1 troy ounces. Height 19 cms. Base 10x10 cms. London 2002. Maker SJ Phillips.
Price £1,450

An excellent quality pair of sterling silver candle holders. Lovely plain style typical of the early Georgian period. Very soli...

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