Candelabra

Description
Five-arm candelabra consisting of a central stem with urn-and-tapered columnar shaft on circular base that holds a four-branch section with fixed spiraling arms and a central candle cup or socket fitted with a nozzle and flame-finial cover that springs from a lily pad-like form. Gadrooning with shells at edges of nozzle, drip pans, urn on shaft, and top of base. Acanthus covers lower bodies of urn-shaped candle cups, both ends of arms, and lower half of shaft. Four-part shaft screws together; iron plate on bottom. Underside of four-branch section and outside edge of base are struck with two eight-pointed suns or stars. Bottom inside of all candle cups struck with a bellflower motif.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
candelabra
date made
1816
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 24 1/8 in x 14 3/8 in x 17 in; 61.2775 cm x 36.5125 cm x 43.18 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, Birmingham, Birmingham
ID Number
DL*70.0087
catalog number
70.0087
accession number
287590
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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