1812 History
Chamberstick
Description
Sponsors
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Media Type
Object
Description
A candleholder used during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Black, metal (tin) candleholder, approximately 4 5/8 inches tall. The bottom is a round shallow dish approximately 5 3/4 inches x 5 3/4 inches. Inn the center of the dish is a narrow candlestick holder approximately 1 3/4 inches in diameter, standing vertically.

A seam runs vertically down the cylinder, and beside the seam, on the bottom half of the cylinder, is a rectangular cut out, 1 1/4 inches x 1/2 inch.

Attached to the outer edge of the bottom dish is a loop to act as a handle.

A piece of off-white candle, approximately 2 inches tall, used, with burnt wick sits in the candlestick holder.
Date of Original
18th-19th century
Dimensions
Width: 14.5 cm
Height: 11.7 cm
Length: 14.5 cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
1972.189.2
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1556061381902 Longitude: -79.1944313049316
Recommended Citation
Image courtesy of the St. Catharines Museum
Terms of Use
Please contact the St. Catharines Museum for any reproductions of this image
Contact
St. Catharines Museum
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address
1932 Welland Canals Parkway P.O. Box 3012 St. Catharines, ON L2R 7C2
Phone: 905-984-8880
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Chamberstick


A candleholder used during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Black, metal (tin) candleholder, approximately 4 5/8 inches tall. The bottom is a round shallow dish approximately 5 3/4 inches x 5 3/4 inches. Inn the center of the dish is a narrow candlestick holder approximately 1 3/4 inches in diameter, standing vertically.

A seam runs vertically down the cylinder, and beside the seam, on the bottom half of the cylinder, is a rectangular cut out, 1 1/4 inches x 1/2 inch.

Attached to the outer edge of the bottom dish is a loop to act as a handle.

A piece of off-white candle, approximately 2 inches tall, used, with burnt wick sits in the candlestick holder.