Help with date and maker

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Siljedahl
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Help with date and maker

Postby Siljedahl » Thu May 09, 2019 8:06 am

Looking for information on candle stick. Thanks for any help!

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Re: Help with date and maker

Postby dognose » Thu May 09, 2019 8:14 am

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Re: Help with date and maker

Postby silvermakersmarks » Thu May 09, 2019 10:36 am

Your candlestick is more correctly called a chamberstick. It has a London hallmark for the assay year 1749/50 and the maker's mark of William Gould, a known maker of candlesticks and associated items.

Phil

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Re: Help with date and maker

Postby Siljedahl » Fri May 10, 2019 10:18 am

Thanks a lot!
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Re: Help with date and maker

Postby buckler » Sat May 11, 2019 5:23 am

Some further amplification of the term Chamberstick
These were a handled holder for a candle used to take you to your bedchamber at night, and to undress by. Whether used to read in bed and/or use the facilities during the night is unknown ! The slot in this chamberstick originally held a snuffer trimmer or perhaps a method of re-igniting the candle. Opinions differ on this - the hood snuffer clearly original to the chamberstick would render another snuffer redundant

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Re: Help with date and maker

Postby Siljedahl » Mon May 13, 2019 9:46 am

Many thanks for your comments. The snuffer is original - both parts have a rooster engraved. The slot could make it possible to hang it on the wall. I suppose this type of chamber sticks are common but it is much older than I could think.


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