Chamberstick

Chamberstick
Title
Chamberstick
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Nellie L. Condon
Object Number 
1947.1
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).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group