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

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.632A