17th, 18th & 19th Century Antique Candle Boxes For Sale
The main reason behind candle boxes was to protect the candles from being eaten and destroyed by vermin. As the main type of cheaper type candles were made from animal fat when they were not in use they used to attract rats and mice. Over time these practical candle protection boxes became ornamental and now these old antique boxes are highly collectable and can demand high prices. Here we have a selection of some of the finest antique candle boxes for you to view and to buy. Whether it’s an oak-made, ornately carved or inlaid candle-box dating from the 16th century onwards, we have a great selection to choose from and all from leading and reputable UK antique dealers as well as private collectors.
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