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.
William Norrie jewel box fitted with two lift out velvet lined trays, New Zealand specimen timbers, two original maker's labels with hand written pencil key on reverse, circa 1890, 16 cm high, 34 cm wide, 20 cm deep
A William Seuffert inlaid New Zealand timber jewellery box central heraldic crest to top surrounded by 'Key' border. Totora sides. Fragment of yellow 'Anton Seuffert' label to underneath. Height 8.5 cm. Width 23 cm. Depth 16 cm.
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