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Antique candlestick lamps silver plate, a pair, by William Suckling Ltd, 1920`s ca, English
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Antique candlestick lamps silver plate, a pair, by William Suckling Ltd, 1920`s ca, English

Code: 11217

Price: £490 / $603 / €578 / ¥4,082 for the pair

Height: 39.5cm (15.6")     Width: 15cm (5.9")
Depth: 15cm (5.9")
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Antique candlestick lamps a pair in silver plate by Suckling Ltd, 1920`s ca, English.

This pair of table lamps have been gently cleaned while respecting the antique patina. They are newly rewired, earthed, PAT tested by an electrician and ready to use. Each has the following new components: lamp holder, grey silk cable, push button switch, white plug and ivory colour silk lampshades. These lamps can be used with a dimmer. It is possible to use these lights in other countries with a light bulb suitable to local electricity.

Both table lamps are stamped on the side of the base "S Ld", along with "SILVER PLATED ON COPPER ENGLAND" and a signpost symbol for SUCKLING LTD. This is the 1922 registration by William Suckling in Birmingham which was founded in 1895.

This design combines classical decoration motifs with the Art Deco style.

The slender classical form & elegant proportions make these lamps well sized for the bedside or corridor. They would suit a range of interiors such as Antique, Traditional, Hollywood Regency or Contemporary.

The design consists of a baluster stem of silver plated on copper. This leads to the shoulder & sconce where there is a new lamp holder covered by a cream card candle tube which can be removed. Looking towards the bottom the base is square with an scalloped and stepped edge. The nozzle & shoulder are also square.

Both lamps have a push button switch in one corner of the base. The original buttons have been replaced by new switches of silver & white.

The candlestick vertical surfaces are elegant, simple & undecorated. A band of foliate & small flowers is present on the well, shoulder & nozzle, creating movement & texture. The casting of these bands is superb.

Each lamp is finished with a new clip-on ivory silk lampshade with an ivory fabric trim and lined with ivory coloured fabric.

Underneath each base is padded with new black felt to protect the furniture below.

Each lamp carries 1 standard small screw light bulb (E14) up to 40 Watts. At present they are fitted & photographed with Candle Clear shaped light bulbs of 28 Watts. These are included in the price.

These antique lamps are in good original condition. The frames are sound. The silver plated surfaces overall are in very good condition for their age with no dents. The original antique patina has been preserved. The silver plate has been gently rubbed over the years to expose in a few tiny areas the copper underneath. This adds character & depth.

Additional dimensions:

The total Height with the shades on is: 39.5 cm.

The base alone (without the lampshades) is: Height: 30 cm, Width: 10 cm, Depth: 10 cm.

The lampshade alone is: Height: 12.5 cm, Diameter at the bottom: 15 cm, Diameter at the top: 7 cm.

Packing is offered free of charge. We take special professional care while packing. For safe transport the bases & lampshades would be wrapped separately in bubble wrap, foam and an outer layer of card. Together these parts would easily fit into a box with loose fill packing nuts, safe for posting with a courier. We ship with reliable couriers (signed for, tracked & insured).

  • Within London (UK): Free
  • UK Mainland: Free
  • European Union: 60
  • United States/Canada: 80
  • Australia: 140
  • Japan: 105
  • Rest of the World please enquire.


Founded in Birmingham by William Suckling in 1895, the company specialized in a large range of quality silver-plated silverware marketed under the trade names BURMESE, REGIS PLATE, KINGSWAY PLATE and PLATINE METAL. The firm was active at 40 Tenby St, 35 Albion St and 5 Pope St, Birmingham. Later on trading as WILLIAM SUCKLING & SON, and SUCKLING LTD, the latter was registered in 1922. The "signpost" mark was used also by William R. Shirtcliffe of Sheffield. The firm went out of business in 1965.
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