Chamberstick

Collection Type

  • Lighting

Date

1870-1900

GUSN

GUSN-4333

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

Descriptive Terms

chambersticks
copper (metal)
gadrooning
piercing
silver (metal)
plate (material)
husk (motif)
lozenges
fleur-de-lis (motifs)
scrolls (motifs)
Copper
Silver
Pierced
Fleur-de-Lis
Bellflower
Diamond
Scroll
Gadrooned
CANDLESTICK

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Lighting Device

Dimensions

4.438 (H), 3.938 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.632A

Places

Probably