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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A rare Victorian oak letter post box, c.1871 -1880, with makers stamp by, Halstaff & Hannaford 228 Regent St London. Domed crystal top with John Wilder (1801-1892), armorial coat of arms. The central box has a lockable letter chamber with lower stamp drawe
An old small red painted wood post box of column form with a domed hexagonal top, gilt leather 'Letters' slot, hinged locking door with a window displaying 'Rates of Postage'. Diameter 30 cm, height 53 cm Reputedly used in an English hotel in the early 20t
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 magnificent fern box by Anton Seuffert, (1815-1887). This Anton Seuffert fern box is one of only seven known examples of this genre from the workshop of New Zealand's premier cabinetmaker. Fern boxes were made to store pressed native fern specimens mount
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