A Pair of Classical Candelabra

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Circa 1840
Cornelius & Company

This magnificent pair of seven-light candelabra is ornamented with foliate elements. These have four-sided bases appointed with urns set on pedestals in niches supporting classical maidens raising cornucopias of light. The cast iron base weights are marked C&Co. for the firm Cornelius & Company. With the addition of a partner about 1840, the firm Cornelius and Son changed their name to Cornelius & Company under which they operated until 1851 at the death of the elder Cornelius.


Bacot, H. Parrott. Nineteenth Century Lighting: Candle-powered Devices: 1783-1883. West Chester, PA: Schiffer, 1987. Page 133, Plate 190.

See Archive, D-163; The Magazine Antiques, Cornelius and Company of Philadelphia, J. Kenneth Jones, December 1983, pages 170-174.

Bronze and brass
Height: 26½” Width: 11½”

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