Candelabra

Object Number: 
1939.173a.1-6
Date: 
1825-1875
Medium: 
Sheffield plate
Dimensions: 
Overall: 27 1/2 x 21 1/2 x 22 in. ( 69.8 x 54.6 x 55.9 cm )
Description: 
Cast Sheffield plate candelabra; cast square base with four cast, applied foliate scroll and shell feet at the corners; base raised in the center to a square platform with four cast, applied leaves; circular pedestal in the center of the base with applied, cast leaves around the edge; cast, tapered, fluted shaft a cast, circular baluster pedestal with four cast, applied foliate scrolls; plain flared socket applied to the pedestal; cast, lobed, baluster arm support fitted into the socket with a scalloped, circular foliate ring around the cylindrical bezel; lobed knop in the center of the baluster support has four rectangular sockets to hold the four arms; foliate s-scroll arms with scroll motifs in the centers and at the candle ends; circular, flared sockets applied to the ends of the arms with cast, scalloped drip pans with foliate rims applied above; baluster pedestals applied to the drip pans support tapered circular sockets fitted with removable circular bobeches with foliate rims; tapered socket applied to the top of the central baluster arm support; cast dome with an applied cast foliate edge and a cast flame finial fitted into the socket; no maker's marks.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Effie Beekman Borrowe
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group