Chamberstick

Object Number: 
1947.1
Date: 
1840-1870
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 3 3/8 in. ( 6.4 x 8.6 cm )
Description: 
Brass chamberstick (folding) with cylindrical socket with beaded rim that screws into round upturned saucer base.
Gallery Label: 
Chambersticks such as these were said to have been used by Civil War officers (See Arthur Hayward, Colonial Lighting, p. 93, pl. 39).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Nellie L. Condon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group