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 miniature straw work bureau, circa 1800, the complex shaped writing box decorated to all exterior and interior surfaces with coloured straw laid down in multiple tessellated patterns, with fold down front revealing a series of drawers, above a roll
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