19th Century Treen Book Box

19th Century Treen Book Box
19th Century Treen Book Box 19th Century Treen Book Box 19th Century Treen Book Box 19th Century Treen Book Box 19th Century Treen Book Box 19th Century Treen Book Box 19th Century Treen Book Box 19th Century Treen Book Box 19th Century Treen Book Box
Offered by: Prichard Antiques
Dealer reference: 19th Century Treen Book Box V140140

Description

An impressive early 19th century Book Box. Made of walnut, inlaid with fine line stringing, with carved fruitwood on the sides, it has the special texture of a Folk Art piece of treen. The spine of the book is carved to simulate an old leather binding, and does indeed glow like antique polished leather. Both front and back of the book is inlaid with a large cross, indicating the the box probably once held a precious Bible. The interior is lined in blue paper, with a message hand cut into the paper of the lid: "A Present". A beautiful and rare box.

Height: 7.50cm (2.95 inches)
Width: 30.00cm (11.81 inches)
Depth: 20.00cm (7.87 inches)

Condition

Original condition, just some marking to the paper lining.

Date

Circa 1810

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