A Large 18th Century Oak Candlebox
Period: 18th century
An eighteenth century oak candle box. With decorative boxwood and ebony stringing and an inlaid marquetry star to the sliding lid, the box has an internal central divider and decorative dovetail joints. As candles were an expensive commodity in the 18th century these decorative boxes were made to store them in. This is a very decent example and benefits from being a great untouched colour with a wax surface.