CANDLE BOX - SLIDING LID
In the 18th-19th centuries, before oil lamps, everyday source of artificial light, were candles made from animal tallow or beeswax. All candles were handmade through a very time consuming process. Beeswax candles were more expensive than tallow because the household provided the tallow.
All candles were valuable and needed to be protected from bugs and rodents. Candle boxes were made to protect and store them. Candle boxes could be designed to hang or sit on a table. They could be made of common wood, painted or made of more expensive wood and left unstained. Every household had them.
Offering a freestanding,3 finger sliding top candle box. It has side dovetails and a chamfered bottom. It is dated on the back "1888" and signed and dated "LL 1904" on inside lid.
The dimensions are :17"L,13.25"W,5.25"H.