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Description:

Candlelight was predominantly used throughout the Victorian period for most ordinary activities, such as dining and playing cards, as well as cooking. During the early part of the period, most candles were made from animal fat, although more expensive whale oil and beeswax were also used. By the end of the nineteenth century the modern paraffin wax candle was most commonly used.

 

These candlesticks, one with a square base and one with a rectangular base, are both made of brass and are typical of the period.

Materials/Media:
metal & copper alloy
Dimensions:
(square base) height 146mm, width (base) 83mm; (rectangluar base) height 174mm, width (base) 92mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1954.74.3=4
Digital Number:
DMDM053n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council