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Chamberstick

1977.632A (RS116953)

Description

Cylindrical cann with cylindridal socket mounted in center; undulating mouth with applied band of pseudo-gadrooning; sides pierced with diamond, scroll, dot and fleur-de-lis motif and ova/medallions with bellflower swags; bead edged handle with elaborate thumb spur; three balls applied to inside of rim (possibly to hold a shade or chimney?).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1900
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
copper (metal)
gadrooning
piercing
plate (material)
silver (metal)
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
Bellflower
CANDLESTICK
chambersticks
Copper
copper (metal)
Diamond
Fleur-de-Lis
fleur-de-lis (motifs)
Gadrooned
gadrooning
husk (motif)
lozenges
Pierced
piercing
plate (material)
Scroll
scrolls (motifs)
Silver
silver (metal)
Dimensions
4.438 (H), 3.938 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.632A
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4333

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