Candlesticks have been around for thousands of years, although it was not until the late 17th Century that silver candlesticks were commonly produced. Antique silver candlesticks were orginaly made by layering sheets of silver on top of each other, this didn't always prove sturdy. New casting methods developed in the 1600's improved durabililty and became popular with wealthy buyers.
Antique silver candlesticks styles vary from Queen Anne period (1702-1714) with the distintive sheet silver in the Greek revival style with Doric rounded columns, ornate bases, and a built in drip pan and the Britianna style with oblong or octagonal stems. The Georgian era saw Neoclassical, Rococco, French aristocratic and Gothic revival, whilst the Edwardian period saw Art Nouveau dictate the style.