Antique Brass Gimbal Chamberstick or Wall Sconce. This weighted brass pendulum Gimbal candlestick holder can also be hung as a wall sconce. Early 20th Century.
Antique Brass Gimbal Chamberstick or Wall Sconce
A Gimbal was originally used on ships, where it could be hung on a wall or used on a tabletop. As the ship swayed, the hinged weighted candleholder also swayed with the motion - ensuring that the candle stayed upright! A genius design.
This would make a lovely candle holder for either a table or as a wall sconce. In an excellent antique condition and good working order.