Derby Antique Silverplate Convertible Candelabra

Derby Silver Company Antique Silverplate Convertible Candelabra or Candelabrum 18" High x 13" Wide, (Five Candle holders) Circa 1890-1900

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This Magnificent Antique Silverplate Candelabra or Candelabrum was manufactured by the Derby Silver Company of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and was made approximately circa 1890-1900. 

COMMENT: This Gracious Silverplate Convertible Four Arm Candelabra or Candelabrum with its Central Candlestick is of top quality. It is silverplate on Copper which is the best metal base for any silverplate item.

It is ornately designed. In addition, it can disassemble into four different arrangements suitable for different occasions.

It can easily add a touch of class to any elegant dining occasion or simply look fabulous setting on the sideboard. It is ideal for any formal event.

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DERBY SILVER COMPANY: From 1881 to 1884 the factory existed at 31 Adelaide Street East, Toronto.  Afterwards this company was bought out by the Standard Silver Company of Toronto, Ontario. About 1900, the Meriden Britannia Silver Company of Connecticut, USA bought out this company and moved to Hamilton, Ontario and continued to carry similar trademarks of the former companies.

CONDITION: This candelabrum is in great condition! There are no restorations or wear to the silverplate. The silverplate cleans up nicely.


Some minor conditional problems that are a common occurrence or commonplace with "antique and vintage" silverplate pieces which are considered acceptable and by general standards considered as "patina" are minor or light surface scratching and slight wear or minor bleeding of the base metal which is generally copper, brass or Britannica metal.

  • Teapots, Coffee pots and Jugs generally show some interior discoloration and pitting due to the chemical interaction of the tea, coffee or other beverages with the various base metals if left sitting for long time periods and not properly cleaned after each usage. Teapots almost always have discoloration on the "interior" bottom.
  • Trays normally have light surface scratching and bleeding of the base metal. Antique and Vintage Trays almost always show surface wear on the reverse side (back side).
  • Flatware, for example forks, knives, spoons, etc., because of their usage, will on many occasions exhibit some light surface scratching.
  • Candlesticks, at the insert top section, sometimes will exhibit slight discoloration where the candle burns too low; also sometimes on the underneath side of the base, wear will show.

"Antique and Vintage Silverplate" are not "new" items and therefore will almost always exhibit slight wear (bleeding) and light surface scratching. Normally if there is any relief work, that is embossing or floral, many times it will show slight bleeding of the base metal. Many Victorian Art Nouveau and Edwardian pieces of silverplate will almost always show bleeding and sometimes need re-silvering. Re-silvering is frowned upon and is not always recommended by purists, especially when it comes to Georgian and Early Victorian silverplate. Re-silvering of really early pieces, Georgian to Mid-Victorian, can devalue pieces. Generally speaking, "re-silvering" is a personal matter of choice.

PRICE: $1,250.00


To purchase this item, please make note of the Item Number: PFTP000645 and contact us using our order form or call us at 1-416-535-3883.

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