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Antique English Georgian Brass Bougie Box

Ref: AEGBBBF0040313-21 / LA3210

£325

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Description

This fine and scarce Early 19th Century Antique English Georgian Brass Coiled Wax Jack Holder or Bougie Box, the body of seamed construction, serves as a most unusual desk accessory. Rarely encountered today, these were made to hold a coiled wax covered taper which, protruding from the hollow tube mounted on the cover would, when lit, be used to melt the wax which was then used for sealing documents and letters. The term "Bougie Box" takes it's origin, circa 1745 - 55 from the French for candle, which itself is derived from Bougie, in Arabic, Bujayah, a town in Algeria, once the centre of the wax trade. For a comparable , though less attractive example in Japanned Sheet Iron, see Caspall, "Fire and Light in the Home - Pre. 1820", Page 260, Fig. 590, A.C.C. Woodbridge, 1987. ~ Ref. AEGBBBF0040313-21

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Measurements

Height : 120.65 mm - 4.75 in

Width : 63.5 mm - 2.50 in

Depth : 82.55 mm - 3.25 in

Declaration

Applecross Antiques has clarified that the Antique English Georgian Brass Bougie Box (AEGBBBF0040313-21 / LA3210) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being Circa 1820.

Condition

In very good condition.

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