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.
Tunbridge Ware burr timber inlaid box with a silk lined interior lid & later work to the box interior. A burr veneer with two bands of geometric inlay, mother of pearl inlaid keyhole, with a key & certificate.
A Tunbridgeware rosewood work box, later 19th century, the box with a fitted compartmentalised tray covered in red patterned paper, the box with bold patterned parquetry borders and mother-of-pearl escutcheons; with key, height 12 cm, width 25 cm, depth 17
A Victorian walnut sewing box, circa 1860s, the parquetry box with a flat domed top, strapped with key fret bands in coloured timbers, and centred with a diamond cartouche and conforming escutcheon of mother-of -pearl with a cross banded surround, the inte
An Arts & Crafts style carved sewing box, by Arthur Bertram Meddick 1898-1979. Working Great Britain and N.S.W., Australia. Carved circa 1920, for May Sterena (who later became his wife) with MS monogram carved front of box. the interior has a lift-out tra
An Anglo Indian sandalwood and sadeli mosaic sewing box, mid 19th century, the hinged lid inset with a relief carved landscape panel, internally fitted and complete with original ivory and mosaic inlaid compartment lids and bobbins, 31.5 cm wide note: the
An ebony inlaid huon pine sewing box, Tasmanian, circa 1860, 12.5 cm high, 15 cm wide, 24.5 cm deep. Literature: Australian Furniture: Pictorial History and Dictionary, 1788-1938, Kevin Fahy and Andrew Simpson, Casuarina Press Ptd Ltd, Woollahra plate 80 (
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