Black-japanned chamberstick with large loop handle and cylindrical candle cup or socket mounted at center of a deep circular bowl with wire-rolled rim and foot ring. Painted decoration inside bowl includes a wide yellow or white band above a thin yellow line that features a repeating pattern of three red cherries on a single stem attached to a seven-lobed green leaf; a yellow band overpainted with an undulating or wavy black line borders the low-domed well. No marks. One of a pair, 1990.0503.01-.02.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1930
date purchased
ca 1930
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
iron wire (rim material)
paint (overall decoration material)
average spatial: 8 cm x 18.2 cm; 3 1/8 in x 7 3/16 in
overall: 3 1/8 in x 7 1/8 in x 5 5/8 in; 7.9375 cm x 18.0975 cm x 14.2875 cm
place made
United States: Maryland
place purchased
United States: Maryland, Middletown
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. John H. Murray
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