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S/5926 Antique Treen 19th Century Solid Oak Book Box

A finely carved solid oak box in the form of a book, made by carving out the core of a block of oak to leave a thin outer shell, and then fitting a sliding lid. It has extensive decoration and chip carving on all three sides, including the spine. The top has a full sized grooved sliding lid to obtain the contents. It has historic chipping here and there. The whole has a dark rich colour and retains a patination.

Reference: North Country Folk Art by Peter Brears page 60

Provenance: Desborough Collection

Sold 3 in. (7.5 cm.) Wide
5 in. (14.5 cm.) Deep
1 in. (3 cm.) High
Northern Pennines, English Circa 1820