The use of Sterling Silver Candlesticks is documented back to the early Elizabethan (1558 – 1603) period. Tragically however, most of these Candlesticks were subsequently melted down or lost. Silver Plate Candlesticks were in high demand during the reign of Charles 11 (1660 – 1685). We can see examples of Candlesticks from this era, and generally they have more fanciful designs.
Candlesticks became more commonly used in the 18th century and quickly saw a surge in popularity. Dining habits that changed, as well as the French style of eating later in the evening which was adapted throughout Europe, helped bring about the popularity of Candlesticks. At this time, ornamental Candlesticks which look impressive on the dining table, were especially popular. Since then, Candlesticks have resided proudly on our tables.
A pair of striking early 19th century Old Sheffield Plate Candlesticks. They reside on square beaded edged bases and are decorated with Adam style urns and swags. There are also 4 oval medallions, one being plain, on each side of the Candlestick. These exceptional Old Sheffield Plate Candlesticks are a Neoclassical Corinthian style, having fluted columns and they are quite impressive in design. These lovely Candlesticks have been filled for balance and the nozzles/bobeches are removable. Over the years, we have sold pairs of Candlesticks like this extremely well as these fluted columns complement any type of setting.