Learn about Bible Box

A lidded box, often made of oak or walnut with incised carving, designed to hold the family bible with its record of births, deaths and marriages. They were sometimes set on a stand and were popular in the 17th and 18th century, although there are also 19th century examples.
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A Georgian carved oak bible box having hardware and fitted interior. 30 cm high, 75 cm wide, 42 cm deep

Antique novelty inlaid Lockness book box with lever opening monster, 11.5 cm x 8 cm approx

An Australian cedar book box, stamped 'D.Gaskell', late 19th century

An early Georgian oak bible box. 80 cm high, 60 cm wide, 33 cm deep.

A carved oak bible box, English, 17th century. 23 cm high, 59 cm wide, 36 cm deep

Antique 18th century English oak bible box (336). Approx 17 cm high, 54 cm wide, 32 cm deep

A New Zealand timbers inlaid book box, the spine with a distinctive punga inlay and the front with geometric diamond inlay. Height 30 cm. Width 23 cm. Depth 7 cm

A late 17th century carved oak bible box, the sloping hinged top enclosing three pigeon holes, the front carved with foliage, 79 cm wide, x 48 cm deep x, 31 cm high

Wooden book box with secret compartment suitable for jewellery etc. Made by H. A. Neilson, Port Douglas

Wooden book box with secret compartment suitable for jewellery etc. Made by T. Griffiths, Brisbane

19th century musk and huon pine book box, 12 cm high and 7.5 cm wide

A fine parcel gilt and carved document or bible box, Italian 17/18th century

Cloth bound photographic book box containing stereo cards by Underwood and Underwood titled Italy and India

An oak bible box, 17th century, the rectangular hinged top, above a well carved carcass and wrought iron escutcheons

An oak bible box, circa 1680, the hinged lid above a cavity, decorated throughout with carved decorative motifs. Width 80 cm. Height 34 cm

A Victorian provincial bible box of rectangular form with plank top and sides, supported on bracket feet. Width 40 cm. Length 73 cm. Height 42 cm

19th century European walnut and brass bound bible box on stand

An oak bible box, 17th century, incised initials TS. Width 76 cm. Depth 52 cm. Height 32 cm

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