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Bougie Box


A delightful French bougie box, with a beautiful intricate design.

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Delightful 18th Century Bougie-Box. Bougie is french for candle & specifically a candle made of wax.The origins of the word are to be found in North Africa, in the Algerian city of Bijiyah, which for centuries had carried on thriving trade in wax.The french called the town ‘Bougie’ and the same name was applied to wax candles in France.
Bougie-Boxes migrated to England by the middle of 18th Century.
Beautiful condition with delicate detail.

Condition: This Bougie Box is in excellent condition.


Height – 5 cm

Width – 6 cm

  • ITEM – Bougie Box
  • AGE – 18th Century
  • MATERIAL – China
  • ORIGIN – French

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