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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

Recommended Items at Auction

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Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Pair Palm Tree Candlesticks
Dec 02, 10:00 AM EST
Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Pair Palm Tree Candlesticks
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $1,000- $10,000
$3,70012 Bids
GORHAM STYLE STERLING SILVER CANDLE HOLDERS 14"
Nov 28, 4:00 PM EST
GORHAM STYLE STERLING SILVER CANDLE HOLDERS 14"
by DejaVu Estate Sales & Auctions
Est: $500- $600
$1754 Bids
Sterling Silver Weighted Candle Stick
Dec 01, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Weighted Candle Stick
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$72 Bids
QUATTRO PORTACANDELE E UNA SALIERA IN METALLO ARGENTATO
Nov 29, 3:00 PM CET
QUATTRO PORTACANDELE E UNA SALIERA IN METALLO ARGENTATO
by Lucas Aste
Est: €350- €550
€3402 Bids
Pair Of Sterling Silver Candle Sticks
Dec 01, 10:00 AM EST
Pair Of Sterling Silver Candle Sticks
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$262 Bids
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A group of sterling silver table items
Nov 30, 10:00 AM PST
A group of sterling silver table items
by John Moran Auctioneers
Est: $500- $700
$3252 Bids
Pair Sterling Candle Holders Made For Tiffany & Co
Dec 21, 10:00 AM EST
Pair Sterling Candle Holders Made For Tiffany & Co
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $50- $300
$32 Bids
Pair of Tiffany & Co. Sterling Candlesticks.
Dec 17, 10:30 AM PST
Pair of Tiffany & Co. Sterling Candlesticks.
by Turner Auctions + Appraisals
Est: $200- $400
$1002 Bids
Ein Paar Kerzenhalter von Johann David Klose (1816-1848)
Dec 01, 11:00 AM CET
Ein Paar Kerzenhalter von Johann David Klose (1816-1848)
by Dusseldorfer Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€2001 Bid
Ein Paar Kerzenhalter
Dec 01, 11:00 AM CET
Ein Paar Kerzenhalter
by Dusseldorfer Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€1501 Bid
A sterling silver candlestick together with plated snuffers, a chamber stick and other small items.
Dec 07, 9:00 AM PST
A sterling silver candlestick together with plated snuffers, a chamber stick and other small items.
by Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
Est: $40- $60
$201 Bid
Three silver candlesticks
Dec 07, 9:00 AM PST
Three silver candlesticks
by Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
Est: $100- $150
$701 Bid
Ein Paar Kerzenhalter
Dec 01, 11:00 AM CET
Ein Paar Kerzenhalter
by Dusseldorfer Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€3901 Bid
Pair of 1830s English Sterling Candlesticks
Dec 03, 10:00 AM EST
Pair of 1830s English Sterling Candlesticks
by Concept Art Gallery
Est: $700- $1,200
$4501 Bid
Pair of Danish silver two-armed candelabra
Dec 03, 12:00 PM EST
Pair of Danish silver two-armed candelabra
by South Bay Auctions Inc
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid
Pair of silver candlesticks, 1st title, silversmith Leitao & Irmao, Lisbon, 1886 - 1938
Dec 13, 5:00 PM CET
Pair of silver candlesticks, 1st title, silversmith Leitao & Irmao, Lisbon, 1886 - 1938
by Ansorena
Est: €1,800- €2,400
€1,2001 Bid
Pair of Gorham Sterling Candelabra H 11.75'' L 12.5''
Dec 14, 11:00 AM EST
Pair of Gorham Sterling Candelabra H 11.75'' L 12.5''
by DuMouchelles
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
Collection of Sterling and Weighted Items
Nov 27, 11:00 AM EST
Collection of Sterling and Weighted Items
by Kaminski Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$2001 Bid
PAIR OF GORHAM STERLING WEIGHTED CANDELABRAS
Nov 27, 3:00 PM PST
PAIR OF GORHAM STERLING WEIGHTED CANDELABRAS
by Midnight Sun Antique Auction
Est: $150- $250
$1001 Bid
Empire Sterling Silver Weighted Candle Holders
Dec 02, 10:00 AM EST
Empire Sterling Silver Weighted Candle Holders
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$501 Bid
Empire Sterling Silver Weighted Candle Holders
Dec 02, 10:00 AM EST
Empire Sterling Silver Weighted Candle Holders
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $100- $10,000
$501 Bid
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A group of weighted sterling silver holloware
Nov 30, 10:00 AM PST
A group of weighted sterling silver holloware
by John Moran Auctioneers
Est: $300- $500
$1501 Bid
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A group of weighted sterling silver items
Nov 30, 10:00 AM PST
A group of weighted sterling silver items
by John Moran Auctioneers
Est: $500- $700
$2501 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Sterling Silver Candlesticks & Candelabra


Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden

Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Veilinghuis de Ruiter

Veilinghuis de Ruiter

Dannenberg

Dannenberg