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from Keith, Banffshire

Postcard of Candleholder.
© National Museums Scotland


This extending wall candleholder is from Keith in Banffshire. Made of iron, it dates from the 18th century.

The socket is attached to a flat pear-shaped plate, the narrow end of which is riveted to the end of one of four bars. The bars are riveted end to end and the last bar is riveted to the centre of a U-shaped bar pierced at either end.

Wall candleholders such as these were also known as 'peerman'. Before wall candleholders were invented, it was the custom that a poor man (peerman), when given food at a house, would have to hold the light.

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Online ID: 000-100-102-276-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MGI 29
Date: 18th century
Material: Iron
Dimensions: 23.50" extended L; socket1.10" H; bars 5.00" - 5.40" L
What: Candleholder, wall
Subject: Candleholders (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Banffshire, Keith
Scotland, Banffshire, Keith
Description: Extending wall candleholder of iron, with the socket attached to a flat pear-shaped plate, from Keith, Banffshire, 18th century
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