If you are looking for antique candelabras, look no further. At Fireside Antiques, we have a selection of antique candelabras you are sure to love. Antique candelabras can create a sense of warmth and welcome, and our stunning collection features the best in classic styles and materials.
French 19th Century Large Toleware Candelabra$2,200.00
35.25"H x "W x 18.25"D
Dimensions : 35-¼”H x 18-¼”Diameter
This generously sized five-arm candelabra has gained a wonderful patina since its creation during the 1890’s in France. A single arm is raised above the rest while four scrolling arms support the remaining bobeches. The center stem subtly displays a stripped pattern that compliments the overall design nicely. A stepped base continues to provide a stable foundation for the whole. Make sure to take a look through all of the photographs to get a closer look at this fantastic candelabra.
English Early 18th Century Forged Iron Candelabra$3,200.00
62.5"H x 29.5"W x 19"D
Dimensions: 62-1/2″H x 29-1/2″W x 19″D
A spectacular hand-forged iron candelabra, made in England circa 1700. The fixture will hold seven candles, arranged in a triangular fashion. Sourced from an English church, the antique fixture has an outspoken Gothic aura that brings the din of chanting monks to mind. A simply styled tripod base grounds the wonderfully tall candle holder.
Pair of French Brass and Crystal 2-Light Candelabra Girandoles$2,995.00
14.25"H x 11.25"W x 3.5"D
Dimensions: 14-1/4″H x 11-1/4″W x 3-1/2″D
Adorable pair of French candelabra adorned with clusters of glass fruit and droplets. Brass plate sconces are now U.S. electrified with two lights each. c.late 1800s.
Pair of Italian 19th Century Silver and Gold Gilt Candelabra$3,850.00
20.5"H x 21.5"W x 5.25"D
Dimensions: 20-1/2″H x 21 1/2″W x 5-1/4″D
Italian stunning pair of candelabra with elegant movement and symmetry, all carved, silver gilt with a touch of gold gilt from a church altar, each holding 3 pillar candles.
Shop Vintage & Antique Candelabra
The main difference between candelabras and candlesticks is the number of candles they can hold. Candlesticks hold a single candle, while candelabras have several holders to hold multiple candles at once.
Candelabras are also typically more decorative than candlesticks and can serve as art pieces in their own right. The point of a candelabra is to provide more light than just a single candlestick for activities in the dark.
We have a wide selection of candelabras from the 19th and 20th centuries, ranging from French brass to ivory and iron. We also offer options for table and floor candelabras.
History of Candelabra
Candelabras have been around for thousands of years, and the oldest surviving examples date back to 400 BC. Old candelabras consisted of clay and stone, but those from the middle ages and onward featured metals such as brass, bronze, copper, iron, silver, zinc, and gold. Some candelabras even consist of crystals and gemstones.
Candelabras are a common decoration for living rooms and dinner tables to provide mood lighting. However, candelabras fell out of favor with the general public in the 1900s after the invention and popularization of the lightbulb.
Types of Antique Candelabras
The main difference between the types of candelabras is how many holders they have. Antique candelabras can have between two and eight candle holders. The more arms the candelabra has, the larger the base has to be to stay stable.
You can divide most candelabras by the time period they come from. For example, Rococo and Baroque candelabras come from the late 1700 and 1800s, while Georgian period candelabras come from the late 1600s and early 1700s.
As time progresses, candelabras have become more intricate and decorative, reflecting metalsmiths’ growing abilities over time. Antique collectors often want elaborate antique candelabras, but there are simpler, more modern options as well.
The vast range of designs means candelabras can work with traditional, opulent decor and more minimalist modern designs. In addition, the amount of materials you can choose from further increases your options for finding unique antique candelabras that match your decor style.
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