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.
Bishop Suter's original Victorian travelling writing box. Figured walnut and brass bound dome topped shape with fitted interior of stationery compartments and two inkwells, comprising a few pages of hand written verse in Suter's own hand, a small red leath
A chrome stop watch and a petite travelling alarm clock, circa third quarter 20th century, the vintage Breitling Geneve chrome stop watch having a white dial, Arabic numerals and a secondary dial; the petite Swiss made Louis Rossel polished and brushed bra
A Victorian mahogany travelling writing desk used by Bishop Selwyn Archdecan Benjamin Thorton was his secretary and retained the writing desk when Bishop Selwyn died in 1878. Passed by descent to the present owner and in original unrestored condition. The
An Empire bois citron and cut steel mounted travelling decanter box, containing six cut glass decanters with silver gilt collars with thread and anthemion rim and hinged double snake ring handle, maker probably Pierre Leplain, and six labels, each with spa
Totara and Rewarewa portable writing desk in an age of letter writing, before the advent of fountain pens, portable writing desks were a useful accessory. The desk could be easily transported when travelling and stored between uses at home. The desk opens
Farthing and Thornhill, Makers 42 Cornhill Victorian coromandel cased ladies travelling compendium, c1860 having silver gilt mounts for Jv London 1858 the hinged lid, inscribed 'Miss Annie Crighton From HC 1861'; fully fitted with an array of silver gilt b
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