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.
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
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
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.
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