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Abe Silverman offers Victorian silver, fine silver plate and quadruple silverplate holloware bowls, silver candlesticks and silver vases for sale, all at reasonable prices by fine silver companies such as A. G. Barton, Homan Silver,  Forbes Silver, Gorham Silver, J. B. Silver, Jennings Brothers Silver, Meriden Silver, Oneida Silver, Paul Revere, James W. Tufts Silver and Baldwin Brass! Candle holders, tureens, vases and more.                                 More Silver Holloware   1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7
19th Century Silver & Silverplate Candlesticks, Chamber Sticks and Candelabras

Up until the mid-19th century, candles were the principal source of artificial light in the home.  Candle holders were fashioned from many materials, including wood, pottery, porcelain, copper, brass, iron, pewter and, less commonly, silver or silver plate.  Since their basic shape was dictated by the simple cylindrical form of the candle, they remained virtually unchanged for centuries.

The early 19th century brought with it the advent of the woven wick, stearine (a highly refined animal fat), and paraffin.  Prior to this time, candles had been made of tallow (animal fat) or wax (vegetable fat).  Candles usually burned inefficiently and resulted in messy drippings.  Therefore, candlesticks almost invariably had saucer-like disks, called drip pans or bobeche, to catch the melted wax for re-use.  At first, these wax catchers were located at or near the base, but by about 1800, they were always placed at the top and were often removable.

Candlesticks made primarily for stationary use on tables are typically 6” to 12” tall.  They were often made in pairs, although the wealthy sometimes had sets of 4 or more.  Chamber sticks, a more portable variety, are under 5” high and have an unusually wide saucer-like base, which caught dripping wax as the stick was carried room to room.  Most have a finger loop for easy transport.

When greater amounts of illumination were needed, several candle holders could be clustered around a single shaft.  This arrangement is called a candelabrum.  Candelabra are typically quite elaborate.  Some late examples even have pierced shades and spring-loaded holders to raise the candles as they burned.

An essential feature of European and American life for centuries, candlesticks have been made in a tremendous variety of shapes and materials.  Silver, however, has remained the most desirable material.  Even after the advent of electric lighting, silver candlesticks were used chiefly in the dining room, suggesting that by then, they were considered decorative rather than function.

Today, candlesticks, give an aura of elegance to a room.  Some of the many styles which candlestick collectors collect are candlesticks from the era of George III, Colonial candlesticks, Victorian electroplated candlesticks, Federal candlesticks and art deco candlesticks.

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Antique FORBES SILVER Quadruple Silverplate Candelabra Candelabrum Art Nouveau Design Two Arm Three Light
$130.00
Antique FORBES Quadruple Silverplate Candelabra Art Nouveau Design
Antique BEACON SILVER CO. Quadruple Silverplate Candelabra Candelabrum Four Arms Five Lights
$275.00
Antique BEACON SILVER CO. Quadruple Silverplate Candelabra Candelabrum Four Arms Five Lights
Antique FORBES SILVER PLATE CO. Silverplated Candlesticks 10.5" Hexagon PAIR #806
$150.00
Antique FORBES SILVER PLATE CO. Silverplated Candlesticks 10.5" Hexagon PAIR
Antique or Vintage Silverplated Pewter Bud Vase WB MFG Co. / Weidlich Bros. #246
$20.00
Antique or Vintage Silverplated Pewter Bud Vase WB MFG Co. / Weidlich Bros. #246
Antique Quadruple Silverplate & Silver Plate Candlesticks
Antique Quadruple Silverplate & Silver Plate Flower Bud Vases
Antique Quadruple Silverplate & Silver Plate Bowls & Trays
WEBSTER WILCOX Silverplate CENTERPIECE, FRUIT or VEGETABLE Scalloped & Fluted BOWL 9" Oneida
$45.00
WEBSTER WILCOX Silverplate CENTERPIECE, FRUIT or VEGETABLE Scalloped & Fluted BOWL 9" Oneida
Victorian SILVERPLATE Figural Leaf Candlesticks Pair W.B. MFG. CO. / Weidlich Bros.
$75.00
Victorian SILVERPLATE Figural Leaf Candlesticks Pair W.B. MFG. CO. / Weidlich Bros.
Vintage Exotic Silver & Enamel POSY FLOWER VASE India
$25.00
Vintage Silver & Enamel Vase India
Antique Pair Quadruple Silverplate CANDLESTICKS - L.A. Littlefield Silver Co.
$225.00
Antique Pair Quadruple Silverplate CANDLESTICKS - L.A. Littlefield Silver Co.
Vintage Ornate Silverplate Engraved Sandwich Plate BENEDICT Rose Leaf #2414
$37.00
Vintage Ornate Silverplate Engraved Sandwich Plate BENEDICT - Rose Leaf #2414
Ornate Antique 8-3/4" Quadruple Silverplate Repousse Candlestick (Candle Stick) Wm. ROGERS & SON
$175.00 
Ornate Antique 8-3/4" Quadruple Silverplate Repousse Candlestick (Candle Stick) Wm. ROGERS & SON
Vintage TOWLE SILVERPLATE Footed Compote Bowl
$66.00
Vintage TOWLE SILVERPLATE Footed Compote Bowl
Elegant TOWLE Silverplate Flower Bud Vase 6 /34" Tall
$26.00
TOWLE Silverplate Flower Bud Vase
Vintage Elegant W.B. MFG. CO. Silverplate Hammered Candlesticks (pair)
$165.00
Vintage Elegant W.B. MFG. CO. Silverplate Hammered Candlesticks (pair)
Vintage Pewter CANDLESTICK Federal Style
$45.00
Vintage Pewter CANDLESTICK Federal Style
GORHAM Silver Plate CANDLESTICK Heritage 8.5" Made in Italy
$75.00
GORHAM Silver Plate CANDLESTICK Heritage 8.5" Made in Italy
Wallace Silversmiths Silver Plate CANDLE SNUFFER / CANDLE DOUSING CONE
$45.00
Wallace Silversmiths Silver Plate CANDLE SNUFFER / CANDLE DOUSING CONE
Vintage ONEIDA SILVERSMITHS Silverplate Footed Pedestal Candy Nut Bon Bon Dish or Bowl
$35.00
Vintage ONEIDA SILVERSMITHS Silverplate Footed Pedestal Candy Nut Bon Bon Dish
Vintage Pair NAMBÉ 7" Tall Tri-Corner Candlesticks - Silvery Alloy Mixed Metal
$68.00
Vintage Pair NAMBÉ 7" Tall Tri-Corner Candlesticks - Silvery Alloy Mixed Metal
Vintage TOWLE Silverplate Oval Embossed Bread Tray OLD MASTER
$43.00
Vintage TOWLE Silverplate Oval Embossed Bread Tray OLD MASTER
Antique WILCOX SILVER PLATE CO. Quadruple Silverplate Footed Tazza Fruit Bowl Compote Figural Stag Head Handles
$225.00
Antique WILCOX SILVER PLATE CO. Quadruple Silverplate Footed Tazza Compote Figural Stag Head Handles
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Vintage WILLIAM ADAMS / TOWLE E.P.N.S. Silverplate 7-1/4" Tall Flower Vase
Vintage WILLIAM ADAMS TOWLE E.P.N.S. Silverplate 7-1/4" Tall Flower Vase
$38.00
Vintage 7-3/4" Tall Avon Silverplate Flower Bud Vase - HMC Avon Silverplate (International Silver)
$25.00
Vintage 7-3/4" Tall Avon Silverplate Flower Bud Vase - HMC Avon Silverplate (International Silver)
Pair Sheffield, England English Silverplate Ornate Floral, Leaf & Shell Repousse Candlesticks 10" Tall Eales
$275.00
Pair Sheffield, England English Silverplate Ornate Floral, Leaf & Shell Repousse Candlesticks 10" Tall Eales$275.00