Pair of antique silver candlesticks in the neoclassical style first made popular in the latter part of the 18th century. The spreading circular bases of this pair of Edwardian silver candlesticks have reeded panels surmounted by elegant tapering stems and are fitted with silver rings on the underside, an extra mark of quality. The wax drips are removable for ease of cleaning.
Neoclassicism is the 18th and 19th century movement that developed in Europe as a reaction to the excesses of Baroque and Rococo. The movement sought to return to the classical beauty and magnificence of the Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire and based on simplicity and symmetry.