Claudia Chamberstick (with snuffer) - 15 cm Diameter - Handcrafted in Italy - Pewter
This pretty chamberstick, sometimes referred to as a 'handlestick', recreates the nostalgia of taking a candle to bed; draughty landings and floaty nightdresses.
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Whereas there is nothing particularly romantic about a power-cut, having a chamberstick to hand, with its broad drip tray to collect wax drips, and ensuring stability, means that one can make the best of it in style.
Candle-light adds a certain ambience to a room, whether forced or voluntary, and the traditional design of this pewter candlestick adds to the ambience created by a candle’s gentle glow, yet safety is paramount - even when you are relaxed and ready for bed, and the candles need to be extinguished, so having a built in snuffer is a great feature.
Candle snuffers were originally developed to remove the “candle snuffs”, the excess sooty threads of twisted flax, cotton or hemp, that were used on early tallow candles made from fat. The term ‘snuffer’ has extended over the years to include extinguishers, which are placed over the candle to stop the air from supplying the flame, putting it out safely, but leaving the wick intact. These extinguishers can be any length, from very short ones, to very long ones used for putting out hard-to-reach and tall pillar candles, often used in stately homes and churches.
The Claudia built-in Candle Snuffer is a handy conical shaped extinguisher cap, and sits neatly within the handle of the chamberstick base ready for use.
Size: Diameter 15 cm
Materials Used: Pewter
Designers: Enrico Cosi & Sergio Tabellini
100% Lead Free
All Cosi Tabellini Pewter is 100% lead-free, so it is totally food & drink safe, and is both EU and US FDA approved.
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