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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William Seuffert, rare writing compendium, composed of specimen native timbers with traditional European parquetry and New Zealand marquetry flora, fauna and indigenous Maori themes, made by William Seuffert in 1905. Height 42 cm. Width 36.5 cm. Depth 23 c
A Victorian walnut sewing box, circa 1860s, the parquetry box with a flat domed top, strapped with key fret bands in coloured timbers, and centred with a diamond cartouche and conforming escutcheon of mother-of -pearl with a cross banded surround, the inte
A fine Victorian Tunbridgeware box, circa 1860s, the finely worked parquetry box, with a large diamond set within borders to the lid intricately decorated with a tapestry style floral mosaic in natural wood tones and soft colours against a darker ground, w
A magnificent, very large Anton Seuffert parquetry writing slope made of various New Zealand inlaid timbers. The top inlaid with a large fern surrounded by Maori motifs and a geometric band. One of very few pieces known to incorporate Maori motifs which in
An Australian parquetry specimen wood box, of rectangular form with a hinged cover, finely inlaid with a double star motif and dual edge banding, 29 cm wide, x 26 cm deep x, 15 cm high. Provenance: Private Collection Melbourne
A New Zealand colonial parquetry specimen wood sewing box, circa 1860, of rectangular form, the hinged lid with star inlay including Puriri, Rewarewa, mottled Kauri, Maire and other New Zealand timbers, with burr totara to each corner, dovetail joints and
A desktop writing compendium of New Zealand native timbers by Anton Seuffert This unusual compendium (or escritoire, as it was called in colonial times) is not only a unique example of Anton Seuffert's craftsmanship, but is also historically significant. O
A Victorian writing slope, the walnut box with an inlaid border of parquetry dentil work, lid opens to reveal ink and pen compartments and the secret drawer, further mother-of-pearl and inlay work to top and keyhole escutcheon. 50 x 25.5 x 17 cm
A rosewood and parquetry writing compendium, circa 1850, with parquetry of palm wood, maple, silky oak, ash and others surrounded by double band of white metal inlay, tooled leather writing slope and original inkwells with brass recessed handles. Height 12
A late 19th century New Zealand totara and specimen wood parquetry box made by William Norrie, the top and front inlaid with various native timbers including rewa rewa, maire, pukatea, rata and kauri, enclosing a void interior on bun feet, together with th
A superb handkerchief box by Anton Seuffert. This Seuffert handkerchief box was returned from England after remaining within the same UK based family since it's original acquisition. Apparently the family ancestors purchased it new at a public exhibition i
A Northern Italian walnut and parquetry cassone, 18th century the hinged planked top above two recessed panels centered with a moulded lozenge on a scroll relief ground interspersed with panels detailing, a central compass to each, on a plinth base
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