An extremely fine museum quality sterling silver candelabra and candlestick set from famed Georgian Era maker Paul Storr, 1808. A pair of highly decorated three-light candelabras and a matching pair of candlesticks create a phenomenal table setting.
Their round bases have elaborate repousse featuring gadrooned edges, shells and stylized flowers set inside repeating diamond weave. Upturned petals and a ring of water leaves support a tapered square column with ribbed edges and graduated medallions over a textured background. The columns are topped with acanthus and scroll-trimmed shells. Further detailing of water leaves and gadrooning lead to cups with repeating motifs from below and removable candle holders.
The candelabra have exquisite scrolling acanthus arms that support three cups, each with palm decoration. A single removable finial candle snuffer tops both of the candelabras, with grapevine adornment and a pointed top.
Truly fine craftsmanship from one of the foremost silversmiths of his time. All pieces have well-struck and matching hallmarks. Excellent antique condition.
England, circa 1808
Sizes: candelabra H. 28", W. 17"