This slender Reproduction Brass Taperstick is reproduced from an antique in our collections. Tapersticks were introduced around 1680 and along with inkwells, quill pens, and other essentials for the writing table, were used throughout the eighteenth century. Use it as a lovely historical accent or to melt wax for letter seals in your home office or at your next re-enacting event.
- Made of solid brass with a lacquered finish to resist tarnish
- Velvet on the base to help preserve furniture surfaces
- Measures 4"H x 2"W x 2"D
- Candle holder is 3/8" in diameter and holds one small taperstick candle (not included)
- A WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
During the 18th century, candles were a necessity for every household, providing light at night before gas and electric lighting were invented, and provided a way to melt sealing wax for letters and documents. A taperstick would have most likely been found on a writing desk in the home.