Pair of chambersticks with extinguishers

Pair of chambersticks with extinguishers
Pair of chambersticks with extinguishers
Pair of chambersticks with extinguishers
Pair of chambersticks with extinguishers
Pair of chambersticks with extinguishers
Title
Pair of chambersticks with extinguishers
Date 
ca. 1830
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Each (chamberstick): 4 1/4 x 6 7/8 x 6 1/4 in. (10.8 x 17.5 x 15.9 cm) Each (extinguisher): 3 1/8 x 1 5/8 x 1 3/8 in. (
Description 
Pair of cast silver chambersticks and extinguishers; straight, cylindrical stems, seamed down the centers with two applied, wide baluster rings and convex sockets with applied molded bands above; molded, circular drip pans, concave in the centers applied to the sockets; stems applied to a circular, saucer bases, domed in the centers, with raised edges and applied, plain rims; c-curve handles applied to the underside of the rims; flat, rectangular grips applied to the tops of the handles with the Arden family crest, five ostrich feathers on a fess, and the initials, "S A" engraved in script in the center and square sockets cut through them above, to hold the extinguishers; cast, conical extinguishers, seamed down the centers with applied, plain rims and cast ball finials; squared hooks, to hang extinguishers, applied to the centers of the bodies with oval joints; maker's marks on the bases of the chambersticks.
Credit Line 
Bequest of John B. Morris, Jr.
Object Number 
1957.193ab
Marks 
engraved: on the grips: "SA" in script below the Arden family crest stamped: on the bases: "B * GARDINER" in a serrated banner over a U.S. shield, a star and "NEW * YORK" in a serrated banner
Gallery Label 
This pair of chambersticks and extinguishers belonged to Susan Arden and is engraved with the Arden family crest.
Provenance 
Susan (Susannah) Arden (1766-1824); to her sister Margaret Antoinette Arden (b.1770), who married Frederick Babcock (b.1771); to their daughter Mary Elizabeth Babcock (1808-1851), who married William Lewis Morris (1805-1864); to their son John Babcock Morris (b.1839), who married Mary E. Faitoute; to their son John Babcock Morris Jr. (1881-1957), the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group