Chamber Stick

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1783-1784

GUSN

GUSN-225730

Description

Silver chamberstick engraved with the Codman coat of arms. Stamped "JMC" and "1781" on bottom. Full set of hallmarks.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chambersticks
silver (metal)
Candlestick

Label

Centennial Acquisitions Exhibiton, October 22nd-23rd, 30th-31st, 2010:
The coat of arms engraved on this elegant chamber stick is that of the Codman family, whose Lincoln, Massachusetts, home is now one of Historic New England’s house museums. The chamber stick probably belonged to John Codman, whose marriage in 1781 to Margaret Russell brought the house in Lincoln into the Codman family. Codman transformed his wife’s family’s Georgian home into the Federal mansion we see today.

Additional Identification Number

67.1

Maker

Scofield, John (Maker)

Location of Origin

London, England

Object Type

Lighting Device

Credit Line

Museum Purchase

Accession Number

2010.22.1

Places

London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom)