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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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Large James Robinson Sterling Silver Candlesticks
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Large James Robinson Sterling Silver Candlesticks
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$3755 Bids
Vintage Pair Sterling Silver Candlesticks
Oct 29, 5:00 PM EDT
Vintage Pair Sterling Silver Candlesticks
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$65 Bids
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PAIR OF GORHAM WEIGHTED STERLING SILVER CONVERTIBLE THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA
Nov 04, 9:30 AM EDT
PAIR OF GORHAM WEIGHTED STERLING SILVER CONVERTIBLE THREE-LIGHT CANDELABRA
by Eldred's
Est: $150- $250
$2003 Bids
Holger Rasmussen Danish .925 Silver Candlesticks
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Holger Rasmussen Danish .925 Silver Candlesticks
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$752 Bids
Grp: 8 Paired Sterling Silver Candlesticks
Nov 03, 10:00 AM CDT
Grp: 8 Paired Sterling Silver Candlesticks
by Revere Auctions
Est: $300- $600
$2402 Bids
Pair of Large Russian Silver 2 Light Candlesticks
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
Pair of Large Russian Silver 2 Light Candlesticks
by World Auction Gallery
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$7502 Bids
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Sterling Silver Candlesticks & Scoop
Nov 03, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Candlesticks & Scoop
by Barry S. Slosberg Inc
Est: $350- $500
$2501 Bid
Set of Four Swedish Christian VII Silver Columnar Candlesticks
Nov 03, 11:00 AM EDT
Set of Four Swedish Christian VII Silver Columnar Candlesticks
by Stair
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$5001 Bid
Vintage Sterling Silver Candle Holders
Oct 29, 5:00 PM EDT
Vintage Sterling Silver Candle Holders
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$51 Bid
LOT OF SILVER CANDLESTICKS.
Oct 27, 6:00 PM IDT
LOT OF SILVER CANDLESTICKS.
by Pasarel
Est: $250- $500
$1501 Bid
Pair Judaica Sterling Silver Shabbos Candles
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
Pair Judaica Sterling Silver Shabbos Candles
by World Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $150
$501 Bid
Rare Antique Sterling Silver Candle Holder
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
Rare Antique Sterling Silver Candle Holder
by World Auction Gallery
Est: $300- $400
$1501 Bid
Antique Pair of Sterling Silver Candle Holders.
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
Antique Pair of Sterling Silver Candle Holders.
by World Auction Gallery
Est: $500- $600
$2501 Bid
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Pr Mexican Sterling Candlesticks, Holders, Compote
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
Pr Mexican Sterling Candlesticks, Holders, Compote
by Neely Auction
Est: $1,000- $1,200
$5000 Bids
Tapio Wirkkala (Finnish 1915-1985) for Kultakeskus Oy, Hämeenlinna, Finland Pair of Candlesticks, 1964
Oct 29, 10:00 AM BST
Tapio Wirkkala (Finnish 1915-1985) for Kultakeskus Oy, Hämeenlinna, Finland Pair of Candlesticks, 1964
by Lyon & Turnbull
Est: £1,000- £1,500
£5000 Bids
Swedish Neoclassical Two-Arm Candelabra, Pair
Nov 07, 12:00 PM EDT
Swedish Neoclassical Two-Arm Candelabra, Pair
by Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
A pair of candlesticks, Vienna, dat. 1856, Master Brand
Oct 30, 10:00 AM CEST
A pair of candlesticks, Vienna, dat. 1856, Master Brand
by Henry's Auktionshaus AG
Est: €300- €600
€2800 Bids
Pair of empire style candlesticks with 5 branches in solid silver Sizes: H=360mm L=210mm W
Oct 31, 10:00 AM CET
Pair of empire style candlesticks with 5 branches in solid silver Sizes: H=360mm L=210mm W
by Goldfield Auction
Est: €800- €1,200
€8000 Bids
Pair of sterling silver candlesticks with Hungarian hallmarks Sizes: H=250mm D=110mm Weigh
Oct 31, 10:00 AM CET
Pair of sterling silver candlesticks with Hungarian hallmarks Sizes: H=250mm D=110mm Weigh
by Goldfield Auction
Est: €200- €400
€2000 Bids
Paar 3-flammige Silberleuchter.
Oct 29, 9:00 AM CEST
Paar 3-flammige Silberleuchter.
by Auktionshaus Wendl
Est: €0- €0
€8000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Sterling Silver Candlesticks & Candelabra


Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Auktionshaus Plückbaum

Auktionshaus Plückbaum

Das Kunst- und Auktionshaus Kastern GmbH & Co KG

Das Kunst- und Auktionshaus Kastern GmbH & Co KG

Auktionshaus Wendl

Auktionshaus Wendl