Silver Candlesticks and Candelabra
Silver Chambersticks, Tapersticks and WaxJacks,
Silver Snuffer Trays and Scissors
From around AD300 to the late 18th, when oil lamps appeared, candles were the normal form of domestic lighting. They were made of tallow (animal fat) or beeswax. Wax candles were 3 times the price and indicated both wealth and social position. Candles were lit using a tinder box, or strike-a-light. A spark, struck from a flint with a steel, ignited a small quantity of flammable material.

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