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Antique Sheffield Silver Plate Pair of Candelabra, England, c. 1770-1790

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This elegant pair of Antique Sheffield Plate candlesticks are a lovely model. The decorative, stepped base is engraved with a row of hanging, classical leaves. This design is repeated pointing upwards on the urn-shaped section above the base and socle. The original arms have finely reeded, curved arms. The socles are identical to the ones on the sticks and have removable bobeche.

These rare Sheffield plate candelabra are unmarked as is very common with Sheffield plate, The candlesticks measure 11 inches high and the with the arms measure 15.25 inches high by 13 inches across the arms. They are in excellent condition with light rosing on the highlights.

Provenance: Harry Ashby DeButts, former President of Southern Railroad,
purchased from S. J. Shrubsole in New York City in the 1960s,
by descent in the family.