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 quill inlaid writing compendium the exterior inset with quills modulated in geometric patterns between ebonised bands inset with bone dots, opening to interior fittings with similar decorations, a velvet writing slope, and an interior panel

An Anglo Indian quill inlaid writing compendium the exterior inset with quills modulated in geometric patterns between ebonised bands inset with bone dots, opening to interior fittings with similar decoration and containing letters and miscellaneous items,

An Anglo Indian quill inlaid writing compendium the exterior inset with quills modulated in chevron like patterns between ebonised bands inset with bone dots, opening to interior fittings with similar decorations, a tooled leather writing slope, and an int

A Sri Lankan quill inlaid writing compendium the exterior inset with individual quills modulated in chevron like patterns, internally ebonised and inset with bone dots, fitted with a fold down writing slope and lidded compartments, 43 cm wide

Ebony and porcupine quill box, approx 16 cm high, 33 cm wide, 24 cm deep

Two porcupine quill and ebony boxes with sliding lids, approx 18 cm long, 10 cm D. (2)

A 19th century porcupine quill writing box the hardwood case with extensive ivory inlays, specimen woods, writing slope, inkwells and compartments. No key. Height 16 cm. Width 40 cm. Depth 22.5 cm

Sri Lankan porcupine quill box. Interior with bone decoration of elephant. Length 22 cm. Height 9 cm

A 19th century African ebony and porcupine quill box. Length 17 cm

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

A quill inlaid writing slope, the exterior inset with individual quills modulated in chevron like patterns, rectangular with a chamfered front internally fitted with writing slope and inkwell voids, 36 cm wide.

Two quill inlaid boxes, the exterior inset with individual quills modulated in chevron like patterns, rectangular with slide out lid, 16 cm wide.

A quill work sewing box late 18th century, the rectangular lidded box set with fine brown and gilt edged paper quill work, internally segmented to store sewing equipment including a netting winder and a Tunbridge house tape marked in nails, 21.5 cm wide. I

A 19th century Anglo Indian Vizagapatam rectangular sewing box, with domed canted cover with sunburst of ivory and horn panels, and porcupine quill body opening to reveal compartments and some fittings, a drawer below and on ivory feet. Width 33 cm. Depth

A fine Anglo-Indian porcupine quill and ebony box with ivory inlay, circa 1840 16 x 43x 25 cm

A porcupine quill and ebony writing box, Anglo-Indian, circa 1900, 38 cm wide, 26 cm deep

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