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RARE! Fantastic Stunning - Antique US Navy Brass and Silverplated Candlesticks, 1860's to 1890's - Two Large and Heavy Tabletop Sticks with Low Center of Gravity to Prevent Sliding or Tipping during Rough Seas. One Pair of Brass with Plain USN Initials on Base, and Another Silverplated Pair with Stylized USN and Anchor on the Stem. Also a Smaller Personal Bedside Candlestick Holder with pre-WWI Fouled Anchor and USN Insiginia Completes the Candlestick Set.


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ca 1880s-1890s Silverplated Candlesticks with USN and Anchor ca 1880s-1890s Silverplated Candlesticks with USN and Anchor

1 PAIR - SILVERPLATED US NAVY CANDLESTICKS WITH STYLIZED USN MONOGRAM - 1880s to 1890s and Great White Fleet Era - $1100.SOLD!

Above two photographs show a pair of US Navy silverplated tabletop candlesticks used in an officers mess measuring 9.5" x 5.25" each weighing almost 4lbs each. They are large and bottom heavy with a low center of gravity so as to prevent sliding and tipping over during rough seas. Note the stylized initials USN and Anchor as the insignia which was commonly found from the Civil War 1860's thru to the early/mid 1890's.

These US Navy candlesticks were certainly used prior to and shortly after the US Navy first introduced electricty aboard its ships beginning in 1893 and tested on the USS Trenton. The silverplated candlestick to the left has been polished and the one to the right showing the tarnish as it was received. These candlesticks are unmarked insofar as manufacturer which inhibits being able to specifically date the pieces.

ca 1880s-1890s Silverplated Candlesticks with USN and Anchor ca 1880s-1890s Silverplated Candlesticks with USN and Anchor

Above shows a closeup of the stylized intials USN and Anchor insignia. Again, this type of US Navy stylized insiginia was commonly used during the Civil War 1860s thru to the very late 1890's and very early 1900's. There are many dated US Navy articles of equipment and dinnerware using the stylized intials as shown so as to substantiate the stated date range. This stylized insignia, mostly without the anchor, was replaced in the very late 1890's to early 1900's with the initials USN in clear scripted text with periods placed mid high in between the letters.

ca 1880s-1890s Brass Candlesticks with USN ca 1880s-1890s Brass Candlesticks with USN

2 PAIR - US NAVY BRASS CANDLESTICKS WITH USN MONOGRAM - Late 1860s to 1890s -
1 Pair Sold, Second Pair Available For Sale $1100/pr or $650/ea


One of the brass candlesticks has been cleaned and polished to remove the century or older tarnish to reveal the golden luster of the brass! Detailed photo above illustrates the two very large plain brass candlesticks with the initials USN measuring 18" x 7" each weighing almost 5lbs. These brass candlesticks are also very bottom heavy (lead encased brass base) for a low center of gravity so as to prevent sliding and tip during rough seas and certainly were meant to be placed on a dining or mess tabletop.

It is unclear the exact age and/or whether these candlesticks were used in the Officers or Enlisted Mess, however the crude and almost rough utilitarian manner in which these candlesticks were made along with the very simple USN lettering may indicate they were used in the enlisted mess ca 1860s to 1880s or 1890s. Also, the aged heavy patina of the brass is very similar as found on the brass hilts of many US Navy M1860 cutlasses. These were certainly used aboard ship prior to 1893 when the US Navy first introduced electricity aboard its ships.

These are the very candlesticks used aboard US Navy ships from the 1860s thru to the 1890s at the advent of the US Navy electrifying its ships where the use of candles was no longer necessary!

If you are looking for that naval special gift for someone "who has everything" then this is it.

Note: At time of purchase we can polish the second candlestick or leave it in its natural state and 100 year old patina!



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SILVERPLATED US NAVY PERSONAL CANDLEHOLDER OR CANDLESTICK WITH FINGER AND THUMB HOLDER, FOULED ANCHOR AND USN MONOGRAM TOPMARK, AND ALL PIECES INCLUDING DAMPENER AND CANDLE SLEEVE! - 1880s to 1890s - Museum Quality/Investment Grade Condition
Available For Sale! $595.


The above personal candleholder is in exceptional museum quality investment grade condition, used for a bedside table in a stateroom or cabin. The insignia is a Fouled Anchor above the initials "USN" using the letter text, font and style as found in the 1880's pre-SpanAmWar thru Great White Fleet. and pre-WWI. The finger and thumb holder allow for safe movement of the candleholder when lit.

NOTE: This silverplated candleholder has both the rare candle sleeve to hold the candle, and the snuffer or dampener which is used to dampen the flame on the wick and sits on top of the candle when not in use. This snuffer and candle sleeve are usually lost, but not here! Also, this personal candleholder was most likely used prior to or during the electrification of US Navy ships beginning in the early 1890s.



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SILVERPLATED US NAVY PERSONAL CANDLEHOLDER OR CANDLESTICK WITH FOULED ANCHOR AND USN MONOGRAM IN EXCELLENT CONDITION (WITHOUT SNUFFER AND CANDLE SLEEVE) - 1880s to 1890s - The above personal candleholder is in exceptional museum quality investment grade condition, used for a bedside table in a stateroom or cabin. The insignia is a Fouled Anchor above the initials "USN" using the letter text, font and style as found in the 1880's pre-SpanAmWar thru Great White Fleet. and pre-WWI. The finger and thumb holder allow for safe movement of the candleholder when lit.
Available For Sale! $295.



Crystal Votive Candle Holders Span Am War, Great White Fleet and WWI Era

1 PAIR - CUT LEAD CRYSTAL VOTIVE US NAVY CANDLEHOLDERS OR CANDLESTICK HOLDER WITH FOULED ANCHOR AND USN MONOGRAM - 1880s to 1890s Absolutely STUNNING candleholder for votives. Museum quality and investor grade, perfect for any gift for the most discerning executive, officer or table! Each weighs 1.5 lbs and designed to be used in rough seas without slipping or sliding. Click Here for additional photos and information
$395. SOLD!



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silverplated candlestick with fouled anchor and usn monogram

This mid to late 19th century 10.5" high silverplated candlestick has an intricate pattern of vines, flowers and leaves. Fantastic one-of-a-kind! A gift for even the most discerning officer.





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Note the photo to the left showing the original candle sleeve. Photo to the right shows "before and after" polishing comparison! The candlestick was hand polished, but a professional polishing would further bring out the luster of the silver.

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SILVERPLATED US NAVY DESKTOP OR TABLETOP CANDLESTICK WITH FOULED ANCHOR AND USN MONOGRAM IN EXCELLENT CONDITION MADE FOR THE WARDROOM OFFICERS - Late 1860s to early 1890s - Museum Quality/Investment Grade Condition with the original candle sleeve! The above candlestick is extremely rare and in exceptional museum quality investment grade condition, used on a desk or table in a cabin stateroom or mess. The insignia is a Fouled Anchor above the initials "USN" using the letter text, font, and style as found in the late 1860's thru late 1880s. Certainly pre-SpanAmWar thru Great White Fleet eras.
Available For Sale! $795.



silverplated candlestick with War Eagle and usn monogram silverplated candlestick with War Eagle and usn monogram

Made For The Captains Mess and Stateroom with War Eagle Insignia! This mid to late 19th century 10.5" high silverplated candlestick has an intricate pattern of vines, flowers and leaves. Fantastic one-of-a-kind! A gift for even the most discerning officer.

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Note the photo to the left showing the original candle sleeve. Photo to the right shows "before and after" polishing comparison! The candlestick was hand polished, but a professional polishing would further bring out the luster of the silver.

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Stunningly Beautiful in that mid to late 19th century style. One-of-a-Kind Piece.

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SILVERPLATED US NAVY DESKTOP OR TABLETOP CANDLESTICK WITH WAR EAGLE AND USN MONOGRAM IN EXCELLENT CONDITION MADE FOR THE CAPTAINS MESS! - Late 1860s to early 1890s - Museum Quality/Investment Grade Condition with the original candle sleeve! The above candlestick is extremely rare and in exceptional museum quality investment grade condition, used on a desk or table in the Captains cabin stateroom or mess. The insignia is a Fouled Anchor above the initials "USN" using the letter text, font, and style as found in the late 1860's thru late 1880s. Certainly pre-SpanAmWar thru Great White Fleet eras.
Available For Sale! $895.



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Pair of late 19th century 10" high silverplated candlesticks ready for use with a candle or electrification. Note the mid to late-19th century stylistic insignia of the monogram USN over the Anchor!

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The candlesticks were hand polished, but a professional polishing would further bring out the luster of the silver. Manufactured by the famous silversmith firm "Bailey, Banks, & Biddle Co".

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Shows excellent luster and finely detailed designs.

silverplated candlestick with anchor and usn monogram

SILVERPLATED US NAVY DESKTOP OR TABLETOP CANDLESTICK WITH STYLIZED USN MONOGRAM SUPERIMPOSED OVER AN ANCHOR. IN EXCELLENT CONDITION MADE FOR THE WARDROOM OFFICERS - 1880s to early 1890s - Museum Quality/Investment Grade Condition! SpanAm War, and Great White Fleet eras!
The uniqueness of these particular candlesticks is that they were originally made with a heavy silverplated encased lead base to ensure that they would not tip or slide during rough weather. However in the very early 1890s and throughout the remainder of the 19th century the US Navy began installing electricity into all of its vessels.
During this period they also upgraded existing their candlesticks to accept electricity and the incandescant bulb by removing the lead base allowing wires to be inserted up through the hollow candlestick body. This is one of those candlestick upgrades!
Available For Sale! $595./pair or $350/ea.



 RARE - Various US Navy Candlesticks - Personal and Tabletop, Silverplated and Brass
MUSEUM QUALITY INVESTMENT GRADE! Four Distinct types of US Navy tabletop candlesticks and personal candleholders used between ca 1860s -1890s when the Navy first installed electricity aboard its ships. The tabletop candlesticks are heavy bottom weighted to withstand the pitch and roll of a ship at sea.
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 Silverplated Candlestick Used by Senior Officer's or in the Captains Cabin or Admirals Mess and Brass Candlesticks Could Have Been Used in Either the Officers or Enlisted Mess
Age of these candlesticks ranges from the 1860's thru to the 1890's
Silverplate Tabletop $1100pr/$650ea
Brass Tabletop $1100pr/$650ea
Personal $595
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