Monday, 8 March 2010
- A candlestick, chamberstick, or candelabrum is a holder for one or more candles, used for illumination, rituals or decorative purposes.
- Although electric lighting has phased out candles, candlesticks and candelabra are still used in modern homes as a decorative element or to add atmosphere on special occasions. Before the invention of electricity, candles were brought into the bedroom using chambersticks, which were shorter than ordinary candleholders and furnished with a wide pan to catch the wax drippings.
- Candles amd candlesticks are also used frequently in religious rituals and for spiritual means. Tall candlesticks and altar lamps are often found in churches.