French Candelabra & Candlesticks


French Empire candelabra and candlesticks

French Empire candelabra are a pair of candlesticks with multiple arms. The word “candelabrum” is a Latin term which means “candle tree”. This is because of the many branches or arms of the candelabrum sprouting from a single column, similar to a tree and it’s branches.

French candelabra developed from the candlestick for those places where more than one candle is required to provide enough light. But because of their impressive size and often elaborate design, they soon became very decorative and desirable items of decorative arts. They could impress the guests to a dinner party and show one’s good taste and wealth. Especially during the 19th century they became very popular.

French Empire candelabra and candlesticks are refined works of art. Especially if they are designed by top bronziers like Pierre-Philippe Thomire (1751–1843) or Claude Galle (1758–1815) . They are the finishing touch in decorating a luxury home in French antique style. There is always a place for them. You can use them on top of the fireplace or beside a clock or bronze statue. Also a pair of antique candelabra looks stunning on a console or as decoration on a festive table.

Apollo Art & Antiques presents a selection of fine 19th century antique Empire candelabra and candlesticks. We are at your disposal to give more information about our products. So please contact us using the contact form on our page.