George III Silver Chamberstick by Matthew Boulton

  • This refined George III-period silver chamberstick was created by Matthew Boulton
  • Its understated neoclassical motif and clean lines highlight Boulton's keen eye for design
  • Sterling silver was a rare medium for Boulton, who used it for his most important commissions
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Item No. 31-3114

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This George III-period silver chamberstick candleholder was crafted by the renowned Birmingham silversmith Matthew Boulton. Its gadrooned base and clean lines demonstrate the understated, neoclassical elegance that defined late Georgian decorative objects, and it is exemplary of the craftsman’s attention to detail and eye for design. Boulton is well-known for his elaborate designs utilizing Sheffield plate. This particular chamberstick, however, is crafted of sterling silver, a medium Boulton preferred for his most important pieces. Sterling works by Boulton are a rarity, especially those exhibiting the superior workmanship seen in this example. 

A pair of chambersticks by Matthew Boulton similar to the present example belongs to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York).

Hallmarked Birmingham, 1807

5 3/4" wide x 4 3/4" deep x 4" high
George III Silver Chamberstick by Matthew Boulton
Maker: Boulton, Matthew
Period: 19th Century
Origin: England
Type: Candelabra/Candlesticks
Depth: 4.75 Inches
Width: 5.75 Inches
Height: 4.0 Inches
Style: Georgian

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