|Description: A tinned iron bedchamber candlestick with round concave or saucer-shaped base. A handle is attached to the edge of the base. The cylindrical candlestick rises from the centre of the base. There is a rectangular opening in the candlestick side for a lever to raise or lower the candle. The lever is missing. |
Chambersticks were used to bring candles into the bedroom at night before electricity was used in homes. Chambersticks usually had a shorter body to hold the candle and a large round pan underneath to catch wax drippings as the candle was moved from room to room.
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