20C British Vintage Pair of Silver Plated Candlesticks

20C British Vintage Pair of Silver Plated Candlesticks.

NICE Pair of mid-20th Century British silver plated candlesticks.

Probably made in Sheffield…unmarked but have serial numbers.

Nice repoussee work.

Great Condition ….. elegant and highly decorative !!!

HISTORY OF CANDLESTICKS: The name “candlestick” derives from the purpose of the device as a place to secure or “stick” a burning candle; candlesticks have a cup or a spike (or both in some designs) to keep the candle in place. Webster’s II New College Dictionary defines a candlestick as “an often ornamental holder for securing a candle or candles.”[1] Candlesticks are less frequently called “candleholders”, a word not found in most dictionaries prior to 1960. The earliest candlesticks were originally made of rice paper by hand.[2]

Although electric lighting has phased out candles in many parts of the world, candlesticks and candelabra are still used in some Western countries homes as a decorative element or to add atmosphere on special occasions. Before the proliferation of electricity services, candles were brought into the bedroom using chambersticks, which were shorter than ordinary candleholders and furnished with a wide pan to catch the wax drippings.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candlestick

20C British Vintage Pair of Silver Plated Candlesticks.

Provenance: Bought at an Estate Sale in Ireland.

Dimensions: 7.5″ tall with base diameter of 4″

Condition: Mint

Price Now: $100

20C British Vintage Pair of Silver Plated Candlesticks

20C British Vintage Pair of Silver Plated Candlesticks

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