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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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Sterling Weighted Candelabras and Cream & Sugar Set
Feb 29, 9:00 AM EST
Sterling Weighted Candelabras and Cream & Sugar Set
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$2008 Bids
Lot of Sterling Weighted Housewares
Feb 29, 9:00 AM EST
Lot of Sterling Weighted Housewares
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$355 Bids
Par de castiçais baixos em prata portuguesa, séc. XIX, P. 627 g. (2)
Mar 04, 7:00 PM WET
Par de castiçais baixos em prata portuguesa, séc. XIX, P. 627 g. (2)
by Palácio do Correio Velho
Est: €240- €500
€3605 Bids
Weighted Sterling Silver Candelabra
Mar 06, 11:00 AM EST
Weighted Sterling Silver Candelabra
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $75- $150
$152 Bids
Marked Sterling Candlestick Holders and Silver Utensils
Feb 29, 9:00 AM EST
Marked Sterling Candlestick Holders and Silver Utensils
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
Lot of 3 Sterling Weighted Candelabras
Mar 06, 11:00 AM EST
Lot of 3 Sterling Weighted Candelabras
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $100- $200
$101 Bid
Lot of 3 Sterling Weighted Candelabras
Mar 06, 11:00 AM EST
Lot of 3 Sterling Weighted Candelabras
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $100- $200
$101 Bid
Large Lot of Weighted Sterling Silver Table Pieces
Mar 06, 11:00 AM EST
Large Lot of Weighted Sterling Silver Table Pieces
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $100- $200
$101 Bid
Large Lot of Sterling Weighted Candlestick Holders
Mar 06, 11:00 AM EST
Large Lot of Sterling Weighted Candlestick Holders
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $150- $300
$101 Bid
Pair of Sterling Weighted Candelabras
Mar 06, 11:00 AM EST
Pair of Sterling Weighted Candelabras
by Bodnar's Auction Sales
Est: $100- $200
$101 Bid
A Pair of Mexican Modernist Sterling Candelabra
Feb 29, 12:00 PM EST
A Pair of Mexican Modernist Sterling Candelabra
by Alex Cooper
Est: $400- $500
$2001 Bid
ANTIQUE 800 SILVER FIGURAL PUTTI CANDLESTICKS
Mar 02, 10:00 AM EST
ANTIQUE 800 SILVER FIGURAL PUTTI CANDLESTICKS
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$501 Bid
Two Silver Candlesticks Marked “Gorham”
Feb 29, 9:00 AM EST
Two Silver Candlesticks Marked “Gorham”
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Candlesticks Marked “Preisner Sterling”
Feb 29, 9:00 AM EST
Candlesticks Marked “Preisner Sterling”
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Mixed Lot of Plate, Weighted Sterling, and a Purse
Mar 05, 12:00 PM EST
Mixed Lot of Plate, Weighted Sterling, and a Purse
by Old Kinderhook Auction Company
Est: $50- $100
$301 Bid
Pair of Antique Silver Candlesticks
Feb 29, 9:00 AM EST
Pair of Antique Silver Candlesticks
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Gorham Sterling Weighted Candlestick Holders
Feb 29, 9:00 AM EST
Gorham Sterling Weighted Candlestick Holders
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Pair Continental silver candlesticks
Mar 08, 10:00 AM EST
Pair Continental silver candlesticks
by Millea Bros Ltd
Est: $150- $250
$701 Bid
Pr Vtg Stamped 830 Silver Candle Sticks
Mar 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Pr Vtg Stamped 830 Silver Candle Sticks
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $50- $150
$11 Bid
ZWEIFLAMMIGER KERZENLEUCHTER 'PYRAMID'
Mar 07, 10:00 AM CET
ZWEIFLAMMIGER KERZENLEUCHTER 'PYRAMID'
by Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf
Est: €1,300- €2,600
€1,3001 Bid
A PAIR OF CONTINENTAL SILVER CANDLE STICKS H.24CM (A/F), md
Feb 29, 10:00 AM AEDT
A PAIR OF CONTINENTAL SILVER CANDLE STICKS H.24CM (A/F), md
by Leonard Joel
Est: AUD200- AUD400
AUD1801 Bid
EVALD NIELSEN STERLING SILVER CANDELABRA
Mar 10, 10:00 AM PST
EVALD NIELSEN STERLING SILVER CANDELABRA
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$8000 Bids
UNIQUE CONTINENTAL PAIR OF STAGG HOOF & SILVER CANDLESTICKS, CIRCA 1900
Mar 10, 10:00 AM PST
UNIQUE CONTINENTAL PAIR OF STAGG HOOF & SILVER CANDLESTICKS, CIRCA 1900
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $300- $400
$2500 Bids
SOLID SILVER CANDLESTICK, HALLMARKED PICARDY, 18TH CENTURY.
Mar 02, 11:00 AM CET
SOLID SILVER CANDLESTICK, HALLMARKED PICARDY, 18TH CENTURY.
by Goldfield Auction
Est: €300- €600
€3000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Sterling Silver Candlesticks & Candelabra


Veilinghuis Van Spengen

Veilinghuis Van Spengen

Veritas Art Auctioneers

Veritas Art Auctioneers

Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen

Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen

Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf

Hargesheimer Kunstauktionen Düsseldorf