Five-Light Candelabra

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Circa 1850

This splendid pair of five-light candelabra feature the rarest of prisms. These prisms have only been seen used on candelabra on the mantle in The John Henry Belter Rococo Revival Parlor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Marshall B. Davidson and Elizabeth Stillinger. The American Wing: The Metropolian Museum of Art. New York: Knopf, 1985, pp 82-85.

Parrott Bacot. Nineteenth Century Lighting, Candle-powered Devices: 1783-1883. West Chester Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1987, page 18, Plate 1, item (b.)

Bronze, brass, and glass
Height: 20½”

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