French Wax Seal, Town of the Middle Ages


Channel your inner Cyrano and sign off your letters in 17th century style with a wax seal. We are offering some modern archetype symbols to represent you; take your pick for any occasion. Feeling like you live in 1200? Here is the city seal; sign away your ordinances and send Sir Lancelot to deliver them to the King (apologies to any Middle Ages history majors for the inaccuracies and gross conflation of centuries and territories)!

These handmade seals are made in France and not only are they attractive as objects, but they also create beautifully deep-set embossed images. We recommend using hard, Shellac-based wax for a more authentic, historical and crisp, sharp finish which can be purchased in a range of subtle tones here.

There are many Youtube videos illustrating how to use sealing wax - a spoon and spirit burner are essential accessories. This should always done with care (and by adults only) as the wax can get very hot and should not be handled directly.