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.
A New Zealand specimen wood inlaid document box and cover by William Norrie rectangular in form, diamond shaped marquetry panels inlaid to front, 16 point star inlaid to the lid, standing on four feet, 20 x 41 x 23 cm (wood panel borders to lid buckling)
A lacquered wood document box, late Ming/early Qing, 17th century, well painted in gold lacquer with figures in a landscape, an inscription on the hinged cover, deep red lacquer background, 7.8 cm high, 34 cm wide and 19 cm deep. Provenance: Private Sydney
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