Antique candlesticks or candleholders are among the most popular items in the interior. Candles provide light, atmosphere and romance. Dining and relaxing by candlelight… An antique candlestick looks magnificent on top of the fireplace. Candlesticks are attractive in front of windows and in the windowsill. An antique candlestick is practical and it also looks atmospheric on the table or on another piece of furniture during dinner. Wall sconces or candlesticks playfully illuminate a passage and wall. Tea light holders are practical and look sweet. Glass candlesticks, tin candlesticks, bronze candlesticks, gold-coloured candlesticks, (antique) silver candlesticks, a candlestick as a sculpture, a matching set of candlesticks: Antique Style Web Sore offers various models online to illuminate the house or to present as a gift!
Medieval candlesticks, that were predominantly created for church altars, had 3 legs and a pen to hold the candle in place. Candle holders were not introduced until the 15th century. Antique candlesticks were usually made in pairs. Around 1680, an antique candlestick was usually shaped like a classicist column shape and had an octagonal base. Ten years later, candlesticks were first made of solid, cast silver: a vase-like shaft with globular rings on a square, round or triangular base. The candlesticks did not have any additional decorations. It was not until the Baroque and Rococo period that shell and flower decorations and candlesticks shaped like human figures holding the candles above their heads were introduced.
Candelabra are antique candlesticks with multiple arms that can hold various candles. These candlesticks were first made in 1660 and became particularly popular in the 18th and 19th century. The shaft of the candelabrum carries 2, 3 or more elegant (curved) arms. These two-armed, three-armed or multiple-armed candelabra have been made in the same historic art styles as the single, antique candlestick. At the end of the 18th century, dinner was served in the evening which meant that more light was needed. The models used on the table had to have at least 3 arms. In the middle of the 19th century, candelabra were smaller in size. The introduction of the gass and oil lighting meant that antique candlesticks only had a decorative function in the interior.
It is a good idea to give an antique or classic candlestick at a wedding or anniversary. A beautiful candlestick can last a lifetime!