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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A rare Victorian Mauchline and Tartan Ware, landscape painted fitted box, by C.Stiven & Co., with Royal Warrant, the cover painted with panel depicting a country manor opening to reveal fitted tray with compartments in sychamore with ivory handles, the pen

A decorative Eastern sewing box with ornate, intricate penwork decoration of exotic birds, flowers and leaves on a black ground with red interior. 40 cm x 24 cm x 24 cm. Probably from Sri Lanka.

Regency Penwork sewing box on stand, early 19th century, domed top with swing handle, box decorated with landscape roundels, height 83 cm. Provenance: Sothebys, New York, 1989

Pen work box, regency c1820 with swing handle. Height 13 cm, width 18 cm, depth 12 cm.

A Vizagapatam ivory and penwork box, late 19th early 20th, depicting buildings amongst trees with floral motif borders

Penwork box, c. 1840, hinged lid with a central tablet depicting a house between two trees, sides decorated with foliage including acanthus leaves, brass carry handles to either side, raised on four paw feet. Height 12.5 cm width 21 cm depth 16 cm

A Regency pen-work and lacquer work box, English, circa 1820. 15 cm high, 30 cm wide

An antique marquetry-inlaid figured walnut box, latter half 19th century, square with canted corners and a hinged cover, the top finely inlaid with a spray of flowering irises in various woods and with pen-work details, the interior fabric-lined. Height 6.

Anglo Indian Regency porcupine quill and penwork house shaped trinket box c1830 (note: drawer does open)

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