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Sterling Silver Candlesticks & Candelabra

Candlesticks and candelabras refer to two types of candleholders. The candlestick features a single column, while a candelabra consists of multiple stems. Candlesticks are most commonly used for decoration and to provide ambient light in domestic settings, while candelabras are most often associated with weddings and religious occasions such as Hannukah and other holidays.

While both candlesticks and candelabras are made in a variety of materials, sterling silver is widely regarded as among the most graceful. Owing to the malleability of silver as a metal, one can find candlesticks and candelabras in about every style imaginable from the baroque and highly ornate to the austere and modern.

Whatever one’s personal tastes may be, sterling silver candlesticks & candelabras lend beauty and sophistication to any setting and occasion. Unlike plated varieties, sterling silver candlesticks and candelabras are incredibly hardy and can last for many hundreds of years, making them perfect for regular use as well as family heirlooms.


Quick Facts

  • Sterling candlesticks & candelabras are generally more valuable than Sheffield or silverplated varieties, often realizing thousands of dollars at auction
  • In 2013, Christie’s sold a pair of Johannes Evald Nielsen candelabras for more than $9,000
  • Sterling candelabras became popular in the 17th century due to advancements in production techniques and shifting tastes. European collectors began to favor the luster of sterling over brass and other materials

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Vintage Candlesticks in Sterling (925) Silver circa 1950s (Pair)
Jan 14, 4:00 AM EST
Vintage Candlesticks in Sterling (925) Silver circa 1950s (Pair)
by NORMANDY AUCTION
Est: $750- $900
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Lino Sabattini
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Lino Sabattini
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Est: $600- $800
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Aug 07, 10:00 PM EDT
Prod. Mesa (2)
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