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.
William Norrie jewel box fitted with two lift out velvet lined trays, New Zealand specimen timbers, two original maker's labels with hand written pencil key on reverse, circa 1890, 16 cm high, 34 cm wide, 20 cm deep
William Seuffert, rare writing compendium, composed of specimen native timbers with traditional European parquetry and New Zealand marquetry flora, fauna and indigenous Maori themes, made by William Seuffert in 1905. Height 42 cm. Width 36.5 cm. Depth 23 c
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
Album, 'New Zealand Ferns,' by Eric Craig. C.1880. Eric Craig (1829-1923) was a dealer in tribal artefacts, curios & natural history specimens; he was awarded a certificate at the Sydney international Exhibition in 1879 for 'Two Albums of New Zealand Ferns
A William Seuffert inlaid New Zealand timber jewellery box central heraldic crest to top surrounded by 'Key' border. Totora sides. Fragment of yellow 'Anton Seuffert' label to underneath. Height 8.5 cm. Width 23 cm. Depth 16 cm.
A magnificent, very large Anton Seuffert parquetry writing slope made of various New Zealand inlaid timbers. The top inlaid with a large fern surrounded by Maori motifs and a geometric band. One of very few pieces known to incorporate Maori motifs which in
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 large William Norrie jewellery box, inlaid with various New Zealand timbers the central star decoration to the lid above a typical Norrie geometric front panel on turned feet. The interior with two removable felt lined trays. Contains two original busine
A stunning Anton Seuffert jewellery box, inlaid with various New Zealand timbers, this early example is decorated with a unique Prussian influence to the top with various exotic birds and dragons, the central panel decorated with New Zealand ferns. All sid
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 New Zealand colonial woods inlaid jewel box, rectangular form, the lid inlaid with central star form within a multi-banded border enclosing a green velvet lined interior, the two panelled front doors opening to reveal a false drawer above a further green
A good New Zealand woods colonial inlaid trinket box, rectangular form, all-over geometric inlays of various woods, the lid with a star enclosed within a circle flanked by matching panels, this similar design repeated to all sides, raised on small button f
A New Zealand colonial parquetry specimen wood sewing box, circa 1860, of rectangular form, the hinged lid with star inlay including Puriri, Rewarewa, mottled Kauri, Maire and other New Zealand timbers, with burr totara to each corner, dovetail joints and
An outstanding Anton Seuffert New Zealand inlaid jewellery box, the lid decorated with inlaid ferns, clematis and central monogram. The sides with 'Gothic' specimen wood panels. An orange Royal Appointment label underneath, illustrated page 128 'The Seuffe
A desktop writing compendium of New Zealand native timbers by Anton Seuffert This unusual compendium (or escritoire, as it was called in colonial times) is not only a unique example of Anton Seuffert's craftsmanship, but is also historically significant. O
A superb early Anton Seuffert marquetry fern box, the top inlaid with a design of two ferns to the centre framed by an unusual rococo design with birds and foliate inlay showing European influence. Burr totara outside boarder repeated to the lid exterior.
A fine and important Australian specimen wood box by August Schramm (act. 1881-1924), Melbourne, circa 1900. Together with the original three original design plans in pencil by the cabinet-maker, one signed A. Schramm Melbourne. with four removable glazed
A box of New Zealand native timbers, fashioned to appear as a book, the rimu spine sliding to allow the lid to slide open, the lid, frame, walls and back of various patterned timbers including mottled and figured kauri, burr totara and rewarewa, the carcas
A New Zealand native timbers box, oblong shape, the hinged lid inlaid with a diamond medallion on a field of burr totara framed by a border of rewarewa and with compression grain timber, the fascia and sides all with similar panels of compression grain ven
A William Norrie colonial New Zealand woods inlaid box, the hinged lid with star inlay on burr totara ground, the front with five hexagonal panels of various timbers, dovetail joints, rectangular form, raised on Norrie's signature turned feet. Good colour
A rare New Zealand colonial woods cutlery canteen box of rectangular form, the hinged lid with a burr totara central panel framed by a burr kauri band and further burr totara with other decorative timber inlays and rewarewa capping, enclosing a fitted tray
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