Chambersticks consist of a central socket for the candle, mounted on a circular or rectangular tray, and were intended for use in rooms that were usually unoccupied such as the bedroom, or for moving between rooms. The earlier chamber sticks had a slot in the candle socket for ejecting the spent candle, and a bracket or support for holding a cone shaped candle extinguisher. For carrying, the earlier chamber sticks of the 18th century had or a long saucepan style handle. In the 19th century they usually had a ring or half-ring handle, which sometimes included a support for the snuffer.
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English hallmarked sterling silver Victorian chamberstick having a square form drip tray, a cast plain scroll handle, an associated removable dunce-cap extinguisher, original removable nozzle, with cast scroll & shell form borders. London, 1842, maker
English hallmarked sterling silver George III chamberstick having a round drip tray, a cast plain scroll handle, an original removable dunce-cap extinguisher, an original removable nozzle, with beaded edged borders. London, 1792, maker John Edwards III. Co
A George III silver chamberstick, the nozzle, dished tray base and conical snuffer all with fine ridged rims, S-scroll handle supporting the detachable snuffer, matching crests. London 1792 by Henry Chawner. Diameter of tray 13.3 cm. 239gms.
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