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Hi all, these came in a while back and I know American when I see it and have a sense for age but I'm no afficianado on American. 19th c. I think, early 1800s perhaps? They have the push out technology for the candle stump. Thanks!

Image of Antique Brass Candlesticks - A Pair

Image of Antique Brass Candlesticks - A Pair

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Sorry, I fear I am clueless on these. They are more crude though, is that what tips you off that they are American, as opposed to English?

They look very old, so just as a guess, perhaps the East Coast?

Thanks for the mind  shift Vicki-hadn't even considered England...!

Eastern US if they are American. I think the mechanism is the key to an experienced eye. 


Your very welcome, let us know if you discover the origin. They are very cool!

Is that  round thing a washer or a round nut?  If the latter round nuts appeared in autos in the 1960s. They look like brass but too dirty inside to see much. New brass is machine spun; you can see concentric lines.  Old brass was molded or sand cast and some was hand hammered.

Old English or French brass candlesticks (17-18th C.) are worth a bunch.

The round thing is merely the end of the pushing rod which aids in the removal of the spent candle remnants.

Good points-surely these are cast but let me inspect closer and show more pics and to see if they are 1 piece or 2. Michael is correct that the 'buttons' are on the pushrods.

Here are a pair of differently styled candlestick pushers, but they do use an identical removal mechanism, so could very well be from a similar time period.

Very similar, especially the base casting. And I discovered after a washing, that the base and top ring like bell bronze when tapped, not the brassy thud.

One of my bases has several round impressions in the base underneath like a mark but it's the shape of a Mercedes star-maybe just a casting artifact.

And they have the same peened over tube to base construction and knurled knob pusher button.

How about a close-up photo of the potential 'marks'.

Push-up candlesticks continued to be made into the 20th century. The decoration and manufacture of these indicate late 1800's, not early 1800's. Almost certainly made in England not the US.

Yep, the closer I inspect, the newer they look.


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