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Neoclassical Candle Holders

NEOCLASSICAL STYLE

Neoclassical design emerged in Europe in the 1750s, as the Age of Enlightenment reached full flower. Neoclassical furniture took its cues from the styles of ancient Rome and Athens: symmetrical, ordered, dignified forms with such details as tapered and fluted chair and table legs, backrest finials and scrolled arms.

Over a period of some 20 years, first in France and later in Britain, neoclassical design — also known as Louis XVI, or Louis Seize — would supersede the lithe and curvaceous Rococo or Louis XV style.

The first half of the 18th century had seen a rebirth of interest in classical antiquity. The "Grand Tour" of Europe, codified as a part of the proper education of a patrician gentleman, included an extended visit to Rome. Some ventured further, to sketch the ruins of ancient Greece. These drawings and others — particularly those derived from the surprising and rich archaeological discoveries in the 1730s and ’40s at the sites of the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum — caused great excitement among intellectuals and aesthetes alike.

Neoclassical furniture is meant to reflect both grace and power. The overall appearance of neoclassical chairs, tables and cabinetry is strong and rectilinear. These pieces are, in effect, classical architecture in miniature: chair and table legs are shaped like columns; cabinets are constructed with elements that mirror friezes and pediments.

Yet neoclassicism is enlivened by gilt and silver leaf, marquetry, and carved and applied ornamental motifs based on Greek and Roman sculpture: acanthus leaves, garlands, laurel wreaths, sheaves of arrow, medallions and chair splats are carved in the shapes of lyres and urns.

As you can see from the furniture on these pages, there is a bit of whimsy in such stately pieces — a touch of lightness that will always keep neoclassicism fresh.

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Candelabras English Silver Plated Three Arms For Candles England
Located in New York, NY
Candelabras English Silver Plated Three Arms For Candles England. A pair of candelabras made during the 19th Century in England. Holding three candles each.
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19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Silver Plate

Pair of Baccarat “L’Enfant” Crystal Candelabras
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a pair of Baccarat “L’Enfant” clear/frosted crystal candelabras. They depict a fluted crystal round bases with stems shaped as a stand up almost nude “enfants” holding torchl...
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Early 20th Century French Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Crystal

Doré Bronze French Neoclassical Candelabra
Located in New Orleans, LA
This outstanding pair of French Second Empire candelabra exemplifies the grandeur and exuberance of this decorative era. Expertly crafted of doré bronze and white marble, these light...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Marble, Bronze

Pair of Gorham Sterling Silver Classical Column Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Pair of classical sterling silver candlesticks. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1909. Each: Fluted column and composite Corinthian capital. Bobeche detachable with chamfered rim. Ste...
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Early 1900s American Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Sterling Silver

2 Pairs of Neo-Classical Style Carved Chimera Form Candle Holders / Bookends
Located in New York, NY
2 pairs of neo-classical style mythological carved wooden candle holders / bookends in the shape of chimeras holding a candle stick in one hand on stepped rectangular wooden bases wi...
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20th Century Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Wood

Pair of 19th Century Georgian Crystal and Wedgwood Candelabra
Located in Essex, MA
Pair of 19th century English cut crystal and Wedgwood candelabra. Neoclassical Adam Style. Three candle arms. Blue Jasperware base of classical scenes. Amber and clear cut crys...
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19th Century Great Britain (UK) Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Crystal, Bronze, Ormolu

Pair of Late 18th Century French Neoclassical Pewter Candleholders
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Lovely pair of pewter candle holders with a beautiful patine. France circa 1780. Weathered condition with minor losses.
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Late 18th Century French Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Pewter

Pair of Elegant American Modern Classical Sterling Silver Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Pair of elegant American Modern Classical sterling silver candlesticks, ca 1920. Each: Columnar shaft with stepped top and bottom on raised square base. Felt-lined underside. Marked ...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Sterling Silver

Two Orientalist Patinated and Gilt Bronze Figural Torchères by Barbedienne
Located in London, GB
Émile Coriolan Hippolyte Guillemin, the famous French sculptor, designed these exquisite bronze figural torchères in circa 1880. Guillemin was an accomplished artist, who regularly e...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Bronze

Exceptional French 40's Candelabra in the Style of Gilbert Poillerat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Exceptional French 40's wrought iron candelabra in the style of Gilbert Poillerat. Can be used as is or turned into a chic floor lamp.
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1940s French Vintage Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Wrought Iron

Pair of Italian Altar Candelabra in Carved Wood, Lacquered and Gilded
Located in Prato, Tuscany
We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects Parti...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Wood

Four Classical Gilded Bronze Wall Lights, 19th Century
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality set of four classical gilded ormolu wall lights / sconces. Each with wonderful shield back plates with scrolling foliate and swag decoration, two branch sconces w...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Ormolu

18th Century Italian Neoclassical Carved Wooden Candleholder
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful neoclassical carved wooden candleholder with iron top. Italy, circa 1760-1780. Weathered.
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18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Iron

Pair Exotic French 19th Century Figural Gilt and Patinated Bronze Candelabras
Located in New York, NY
Pair of large and finest quality exotic orientalist motif French 19th century figural gilt and patinated bronze Candelabras on original marble bases.
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Late 19th Century Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Bronze

Pair of Neoclassical-Style Column-Form Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Pair of sterling silver, Neoclassical-style candlesticks, American, Ca, 1950's. Each candlestick measures 8 1/4 inches high x 3 1/2 inches diameter across base. Weighted. Dark areas ...
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1950s American Vintage Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Sterling Silver

Pair of 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Candleholders
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Unique pair of neoclassical wooden candleholders with beautiful color, Italy, circa 1760-1800. Weathered, losses and old repairs. Measurement each. More photo's available on request.
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18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Iron

Pair of Fine Neoclassical-Style Gilt Bronze and Blue-Enameled Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Each with nozzle set within a round collar set above a turned stem with a ring od furling foliage; supported on a blue-enameled cylindrical pedestal with gilt bronze capital and base.
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20th Century European Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Enamel, Ormolu

Pair of Large Antique Giltwood Sconces
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning pair of giltwood and gilt iron two-light candle sconces, circa 1920. These gorgeous antique gilt wood sconces are large scale, possibly Dutch and easily wired if desired.
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Early 20th Century Unknown Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Iron

Pair of 18th c. French Alter Candlesticks
Located in Houston, TX
A pair of 18th c. French gilded alter candlesticks with neoclassical carving and details.
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18th Century French Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Gesso, Wood

Antique Pair of Painted Neoclassical Wall Lights or Sconces, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
A decorative pair of carved and painted wall sconces in the neoclassical style France, circa 1880-1900. We like the lovely crisp detailing throughout, beautiful color, simulating ve...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Wood

Pair of Tall Neoclassical-Style Sterling Silver Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Pair of tall, Neoclassical-style, sterling silver candlesticks, The Mueck Carey Co., Inc., New York, Ca., 1930's-1940's. Each candlestick measures 9 inches high x 4 3/4 diameter acro...
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1930s American Vintage Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Sterling Silver

Pair of Sterling Silver Neoclassical-Style Corinthian Column-Form Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Edwardian period, Neoclassical-Style sterling silver candlesticks, Gorham Manufacturing Co., Providence, Rhode Island, year-hallmarked for 1906. Each candlestick measures 8 1...
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Early 1900s American Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Sterling Silver

French Gold Gilt Bronze Neoclassical Candlestick Holders, Pair
Located in New York, NY
A substantial pair of French gold gilt bronze candlestick holders in the Neoclassical style, circa mid to late-19th century, France. A raised design relief includes beading and acant...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Bronze

Pair of Large French Bronze and Gilt-Bronze Candelabra
By François Rémond
Located in London, GB
This impressive pair of candelabra features two Classically modelled maidens, holding above their head an extravagant fruit-filled golden array, which each issue a trio of candle-bra...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Bronze, Ormolu

Hutton Pair of 1893 English Sterling Silver Candlesticks in Neoclassical Style
Located in New York, NY
Edward Hutton pair of sterling silver candlesticks from 1893 in Neoclassical style from the Victorian era. Elegantly designed as Corinthia columns standing on a square base with a be...
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1890s English Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Couple of Late 18th Century Neoclassical Italian Silvered Candlesticks
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Great pair of carved wooden candleholders with beautiful warm patine of faded silver, Italy, circa 1780-1800. Weathered and small losses.
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18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Wood

Tall Pair of Neoclassical Styled Lapis Inlaid Urn Garniture Candlesticks
Located in Nashville, TN
A tall pair of cassolette garnitures or reversible into candlesticks on raised pedestals . Lapis inlaid into polished white marble or alabaster .The lapis with gold pyrite and white...
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Mid-20th Century French Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Lapis Lazuli

Corinthian Column Candlesticks in Brass
Located in Esbjerg, DK
A matching pair of neo-classically styled candleholders. They are cast in solid brass and shaped as Corinthian Columns. Unknown European maker circa 1970-80. They are to be fitted wi...
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1970s European Vintage Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Brass

Large Pair of Neoclassical Sterling Silver Column-Form Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Large pair of Neoclassical (made in the Victorian Period), sterling silver column-form candlesticks, Sheffield, England, year-hallmarked for 1898, Henry Wigful - maker. Each candlest...
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1890s English Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Sterling Silver

Matched Pair of Sterling Silver Candelabras Sticks, 1796, Branches, 2015
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1796 by John Green & Co., this handsome pair of George III, antique sterling silver candelabras, are of neoclassical design, and are a matched pair, where ...
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1790s English Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Sterling Silver

Pair of Italian Giltwood Alter Sticks
Located in Vista, CA
Fourth quarter 19th century, in the neoclassical taste, the baluster-form standards decorated with acanthus leaves and fitted with flaring drip pans and pricket candle holders, raise...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Giltwood

Pair of 18th Century Italian Polychrome Sconces
Located in Houston, TX
Tall pair of antique Italian neoclassical style carved wood polychrome sconces from Tuscany. Beautiful distressed patina. Have never been but could be electrified if desired.
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Wood

Pair of Early 19th Century Regency Bronze & Ormolu Candelabra
Located in Dublin, IE
A stunning pair of French 19th Neoclassical style patinated bronze and ormolu 3 light candelabra. Each candelabra is raised by a square base with ormolu supports and foliate designs ...
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Early 19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Bronze, Ormolu

Antique Parisian Mantel Clock and Candelabra Set by Denière et Fils
Located in London, GB
Antique Parisian mantel clock and candelabra set by Denière et Fils French, 19th century Clock: Height 60cm, width 36cm, depth 19cm Candelabra: Height 60cm, diameter 30cm This ...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Malachite, Ormolu

Pair of Patinated Bronze Seven-Light Candelabra by Barbedienne
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine pair of neoclassical style gilt and patinated bronze seven light candelabras by FERDINAND BARBEDIENNE Original condition this pair was never touch.
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1870s Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Griotte Marble, Bronze

Pair of Antique Gorham Edwardian Classical Column Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Edwardian Classical sterling silver column candlesticks. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1905. Each: Column with fluted shaft on stepped square base. Corinthian capital with ...
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Early 1900s American Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Sterling Silver

Pair of Tall 19th Century Brass Candle Holders
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A sophisticated pair of 19th century brass candlestick holders from France. What they lack in detail they makeup for in antique elegance. Recently cleaned and polished they are in gr...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Brass

French 19th Century Bouillotte Lamp
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A unique French 19th century brass and tole Bouillotte lamp. Bouillotte is a card game popular in France during the 18th & 19th centuries. For light, they would use a bouillotte lamp...
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19th Century French Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Brass, Tôle

Pair of Giltwood Altarsticks
Located in Houston, TX
Pair of giltwood altarsticks dating to early 19th century. Sold together and priced $2,900 for the pair.
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Early 1800s French Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Giltwood

Pair of 19th Century Spanish Brass Neoclassical Church Altar Candlesticks
Located in Madrid, ES
This classic pair of 19th century Spanish church altar candlesticks are of large size (over one-half meter or 26 inches tall) and can make for an eye-catching accent in a wide variet...
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19th Century Spanish Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical Glass Obelisk Candelabras by Baccarat
Located in New York, NY
This stunning pair of candelabras were realized by Baccarat- one of the world's premiere makers of luxury glass products since the 18th century- in France circa 1950. Realized in han...
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1950s French Vintage Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Glass

Gorham Sterling Silver Floral Repoussé Chambersticks, circa 1920-1930, a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A pair of Gorham sterling silver Chambersticks, circa 1920-1930. A beautiful Repoussé pattern of roses, fans, shells, and scrolls. Each with a finger holder, charming for the bedsid...
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1920s American Vintage Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Sterling Silver

Pair of Antique English Brass Candlesticks, circa 1890
Located in Pearland, TX
A fine pair of English Neoclassical style cast brass candlesticks, circa 1890. No maker's mark. These handsome candlesticks are well cast and heavy with stately reeded columns and or...
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19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Brass

Pair of Tall Gorham Neoclassical Sterling Silver Column Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Pair of tall Neoclassical sterling silver candlesticks. Made by Gorham in Providence in 1930. Fluted columnar shaft on stepped square base. Composite Corinthian capital with detachab...
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1930s American Vintage Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Sterling Silver

Pair of Rosso Antico Candlesticks, Wedgwood, circa 1820
Located in Melbourne, AU
A rare pair of bell shaped candlesticks in rosso antico, with black decoration of ‘Boys at Play’.
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Early 19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Stoneware

Small Late 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Giltwood Candlestick
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Nice small wooden candleholder with its original gilding. Beautiful weathered item. Italy, circa 1780-1800. Weathered, small losses.
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Wood

Pair of Mid-Century Neoclassical-Style Sterling Silver Column-Form Candlesticks
Located in New York, NY
Pair of mid-century, sterling silver, Neoclassical-style, column-form candlesticks, Empire Silver Co., New York, Ca. 1960's. Each measures 5 3/4 inches tall x 3 1/2 inches diameter a...
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1960s American Vintage Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Sterling Silver

Black Candleholder Set
Located in Richmond, VA
Stunning, handmade clay candleholder set of two in black with twisted detail and handles. Ca. early 1900s.  
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Early 20th Century Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Clay

Antique Italian Neoclassical Giltwood Corinthian Column Candle Stand Pair
Located in Forney, TX
A pair of Italian Neoclassical architectural carved giltwood candlesticks with cameo mount. Hand carved in Italy, featuring a sculptural corinthian capital with ornate scrolling v...
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Early 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Metal

Pair of American Victorian Czechoslovakian Cut to Clear Glass Mantel Lusters
Located in New Orleans, LA
A stunning pair of hand made glass cut to clear Bohemian Victorian mantle lusters having spear cut crystal prisms, in a white and green pattern. Bohemian mantel lusters are glass can...
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1840s American Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Crystal

Pair of Neoclassical 19th Century Wall Candleholders
Located in Weesp, NL
Gorgeous pair of patinated brass neoclassical candle sconces from an old Dutch 19th century mansion. each candleholder holds three candles. Each candle holder has initials on it. One...
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1880s Dutch Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Brass

1970s Neo-Classical Style Italian Ram Form Candlesticks, Pair
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is a good looking pair of Italian neo-classical style candlesticks. They have an elongated cornucopia that graduates downward to a detailed ram’s head. They are composition and ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Composition

Historistic Candle Holder Vienna around 1890s
Located in Wien, AT
Historistic candle holder Vienna around 1890s Brass polished and stove enamelled.
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1890s Austrian Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Brass

Pair of Copeland Spode Jasperware Neoclassical Candlesticks
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
A pair of neoclassical style tricolor jasperware candlesticks, made by Copeland circa 1850. Developed by Wedgwood in the 1770s, jasperware became so popular that other potteries b...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Ceramic, Pottery, Stoneware

Mid Century Italian Florentine Giltwood Candlesticks, A Pair
Located in Pearland, TX
A gorgeous pair of vintage Italian Florentine gilded wood candlesticks. These beautiful candle holders have a lovely gilt patina and Neoclassical design.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Giltwood

Pair of Small 18th Century Italian Neoclassical Candleholders / Candlesticks
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Unique small pair of neoclassical wooden candleholders with their old gilding, Italy, circa 1760-1780. Weathered, small losses and old repairs. Measurement each.
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Late 18th Century Italian Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Wood

Pair of Patinated and Gilt Bronze Mermaids Sculpture Torcheres/Candelabras
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a pair of large heavy patinated bronze mermaids sculptures torcheres and/or candelabras. Both depict a half hair styled head and naked trunk kneeled woman with a fish scaly l...
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18th Century Unknown Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Bronze

Pair of Regency Gilt and Patinated Bronze Atlas Figural Candelabra
By Messenger & Phipson
Located in Essex, MA
Pair of Regency or William IV figural candelabra in form of Atlas and a globe. Six arms issuing from top. Patinated bronze, gilded bronze and bronze. A truly rare from. Attributed to...
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Early 19th Century English Antique Neoclassical Candle Holders

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Bronze

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