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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Early oak travelling box. Lid opens to fitted interior and 1 drawer below. Opening mechanism needs restoration, length 32 cm height 18 cm

A Victorian rosewood lady's travelling compendium with fitted interior.

Antique Victorian walnut fitted travelling toiletry box, fold out fitted interior, approx 12.5 cm high, 25 cm wide, 14 cm deep

A French amboyna and brass banded travelling writing slope

Fine antique figured walnut sterling mounted toilet box, pop out jewellery drawer below, retailed by Toulmin & Gale Cheapside and new Bond St London dated London WN 1868

Finely carved vintage box, in the form of a travelling trunk together with an oriental carved camphor wood box

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

Antique travelling leather stationary box, circa 1870s

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

A Victorian walnut fitted travelling writing box, circa 1880, with brass escutcheon. 23 cm deep, 30 cm wide

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