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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.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1930
date purchased
ca 1930
place made
United States: Maryland
place purchased
United States: Maryland, Middletown
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
iron wire (rim material)
paint (overall decoration material)
overall: 3 in x 7 in x 5 5/8 in; 7.62 cm x 17.78 cm x 14.2875 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. John H. Murray
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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