S/5447 Antique Treen 19th Century Elm Rushlight Storage Box
An elm shelf or wall mounted lidded rectangular box for the storage of prepared rushlights ready for use, of nailed construction, having brass hinges, sloping lid, shaped backboard and suspension hole. An average 12 inch rushlight will burn for about 20 minutes and were often used instead of candles, which were much more expensive. It has a small amount of historic scattered worm holes, very often found in elm items. The whole has a good colour, grain and patination.
14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) Wide
7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) Deep
8¾ in. (22 cm.) High
English Circa 1820