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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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

Indian sandalwood writing slope. Extensive ivory decoration to exterior. Ivory fittings to interior. Length 37 cm

An Anglo-Indian ivory and sandalwood casket, Vizagapatam, circa 1900, 7 x 22 cm, inscribed 'Lighthouse, View of Vizag'

An Anglo-Indian sandalwood and brass writing slope, 19th century, size 23 x 46 cm

An Anglo-Indian ivory and lac-engraved sewing box, Vizagapatam, second quarter 19th century, the domed and fluted hinged top revealing a fitted engraved ivory and sandalwood interior with removable tray divided into compartments, the lid with a hinged pane

A late 19th century Anglo Indian Vizagapatam sewing box, the sandalwood cover and sides carved with elephants in foliage within tinted ivory and metal mosaic bands, opening to reveal compartments and some fittings, the interior with ink inscription 'Passed

An Anglo-Indian writing slope, the tambour top opening to reveal pop-up pigeon holes, the sandalwood case with brass edging, circa 1900. Width 46 cm. Diameter 37.5 cm

An Anglo Indian sandalwood document case 19th century, 17.5 x 15 cm, very finely carved with Hindu figures and floral motifs

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