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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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 Tasmanian specimen wood inlaid writing slope, labelled R. Dowling Maker, O'Briens Bridge, Van Diemen's Land, circa 1850, specimen woods include; cedar, huon pine, blackwood, birdseye maple and possible myrtle, 17 cm high, 13 cm wide, 24.5 cm deep. Liter
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)
An Australian parquetry specimen wood box, of rectangular form with a hinged cover, finely inlaid with a double star motif and dual edge banding, 29 cm wide, x 26 cm deep x, 15 cm high. Provenance: Private Collection Melbourne
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 New Zealand specimen wood box William Norrie, late 19th century, the rectangular totara box with bevel edged lid inlaid with fancy timbers, featuring a central eight pointed star framed by a Vandyked border, with specimens including totara burr, mottled
A late 19th century New Zealand totara and specimen wood parquetry box made by William Norrie, the top and front inlaid with various native timbers including rewa rewa, maire, pukatea, rata and kauri, enclosing a void interior on bun feet, together with th
A superb handkerchief box by Anton Seuffert. This Seuffert handkerchief box was returned from England after remaining within the same UK based family since it's original acquisition. Apparently the family ancestors purchased it new at a public exhibition i
An unusual specimen wood inlaid sewing box of Yachting Interest, last quarter 19th century rectangular, veneered in woods including burr walnut, ash and mahogany, the cover inlaid with a central cartouche depicting Queen Victoria's Royal yacht, H. M. Y Alb
A very good specimen woodwork box Tasmanian, or earlier, intricately inlaid with steamer ships, schooners, dogs birds, kangaroos emus, crowns, and Tunbridge Ware type banding in various Australian native timbers on a core base of cedar, 18.5 x 38 x 31 cm
A magnificent fern box by Anton Seuffert, (1815-1887). This Anton Seuffert fern box is one of only seven known examples of this genre from the workshop of New Zealand's premier cabinetmaker. Fern boxes were made to store pressed native fern specimens mount
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