S/5181 Antique Treen Oak Rushlight Storage Box of the Georgian Period
A rare oak shelf or wall mounted lidded box for the storage of rush lights ready for use. The shaped backboard, with suspension holes, is above a slanting lid that originally had wire hinges, now replaced at a later date. The box, of nailed construction with close grained timber, has a pleasing colour and patination.
Ex Deeley Collection and illustrated in A History of Cooking Through the Ages by Robert Deeley and Philip Drury on page 28 and page 288.
12¾ in. (32.5 cm.) Wide
3½ in. (9 cm.) Deep
5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) High
English Circa 1800