Pair of Edwardian sterling silver five-arm candelabra, convertible to candle sticks; s-scroll arms with acanthus leaf detail, spiral molded urn-shaped candle cups with removable bead-edged bobeches, spiral tapered central shafts and round bases with beaded rims. Candle bases and bases of detachable arms all marked. Maker Hawksworth, Eyre & Co., Ltd., Sheffield, Sterling, date mark 1906. 19" H x 14 1/4" W x 13 3/4" D. Individual stick – 12 1/4" H. Weighted. Not monogrammed. Provenance: a Middle Tennessee estate, by descent from Thomas G.B. Wheelock. Note: Thomas G.B. Wheelock was known as an astute collector of African Art and co-author of the book "Land of the Flying Masks: Art & Culture in Burkina Faso". He also inherited a sizeable collection of Asian, British, and military related antiques from his grandparents, Gilded Age tycoon George Briggs Buchanan of New York, and William and Margaret Wheelock, who owned a Scottish manor home known as Bunker Hill. (Margaret Carmichael Wheelock was also a founding partner of the fashion firm Farquharson & Wheelock in New York). See other related lots in this auction, including an archive containing receipts for furnishings for Bunker Hill. CONDITION: Very good condition, minor bend to arms. Minor surface wear. One bobeche missing.
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