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Hand Hammered Wrought Iron Goberg Chamberstick w/Matchbox Holder, Signed, Ca. 1900-1910
We are offering a fine example of a signed Goberg chamberstick, or single candlestick, with a handle and matchbox holder. It is designed to be carried from location to location using the handle. It is also a bit unusual because it has a matchbox holder riveted to the base, something which was not always done on Goberg’s chambersticks. Typical of Goberg's work this piece shows the hand hammered designs and texture for which he is so well known. It is made with very heavy gauge iron indicating that it is some of his earlier work. Overall the piece is in excellent condition. Goberg used three different types of finishes on his work, black paint, varnish or bare metal. This piece is varnished. Some of the varnish is chipped or worn, but most of it is still present. It has some very minor oxidation which is usually expected on old iron work. The color of the varnished surface as mellowed to give the piece an appearance similar to that of bronze, but it is definitely iron. There is a wonderful soft semi-gloss patina that covers the whole surface and can only come with age. The metalwork is solid with no loose parts and the metal shows remarkably little damage in the way of dings or bends. It sits well and looks great on a table. The piece is signed "Germany". Goberg was inconsistent about what he signed and did not sign. We have sold several other chambersticks that were identical to this one that had the Goberg signature and absolutely guarantee that this is an original Goberg piece. The total height is about 7 ½ inches and the circular base is about 5 ½ inches in diameter. The condition of this chamberstick is well above average. Rest assured that wherever you put this beauty with a candle in place it is bound to show well and draw many great looks and comments. The next time that you have a power outage this piece will add class to the event as you use it for light.
Known primarily for his hammered iron pieces, Goberg (Hugo Berger) is best known for his wide ranging variety of candlesticks. Besides being considered a metal fabricator of the Arts & Crafts era, Goberg is also closely associated with the German Jugendstil or Secessionist movement of the same time frame. Much of his work was sold at Liberty of London with an occasional piece finding its way to the U.S.
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