There are few sights more alluring or beautiful than that of a dining table beautifully set and illuminated by candlelight. It is no coincidence that Cesar Ritz set the lighting in his dining rooms to closest resemble the soft flicker of candles, which he regarded as the most flattering to his wife – and thus to all who would dine there over the past 120 years. A good candlestick, whether used solo, huddled in groups or dotted down a table, will forever enhance a repast – whether you’re eating alone, a deux or in convivial company. These are our very favourites candlesticks to shop now.