A Large 20thC Black Wrought Iron Floor-Standing Ten-Sconce Sphere Candelabra

Origin: English
Period: Late 20thC
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1990
Height: 73”
Diameter: 24”

The large black wrought iron floor standing candelabra, of naturalistic sinuous form, being a caged sphere with ten candle sconces, raised on a sinuous shaped support to four flattened legs and pad feet and surviving from the last quarter of the twentieth century.

In good condition there are no damages to speak of, the metalwork simply with some wear and wax residue to it. We have used tea lights in the illustrations but the sconces would take larger candles if so desired.

The word candelabra is a derivation of the Latin word "candelabrum" which means candlestick. A Menorah, a specific seven-branched candelabrum is one of the oldest symbols of Jewish faith. Although it is understood candelabra were used during the Middles Ages (400 –1400 AD), artefacts and records from the 1600’s provide examples of candlesticks and candelabra. In the 1800’s, silver candelabra became de rigueur at the evening dinner table, providing both illumination and decoration for the substantial, end of day meal. The demise of the candelabra, along with candlesticks, came with the invention of the light bulb in the 1870’s.

Gloriously ethereal.