A beautiful little 17th Century Welsh Fruitwood chip carved box of incredibly good rich warm colour and patina with exceptionally fine carving. The handle, hinges and escutcheon later replacements.
Height = 13 cm (5.1″)
Width = 29 cm (11.4″)
Depth = 17 cm (6.7″)
A wonderful small mid 17th Century Oak Chip Carved Box, probably Welsh. The Box is superbly carved in great detail on all sides. To really showcase his skills the craftsman amazingly has even carved the underneath.
Height = 10 cm (3.9″)
Width = 38 cm (15.0″)
Depth = 23 cm (9.1″)
A 17th Century Oak Bible Box with carved thistles on the front, probably Scottish. The box has good colour and patina and is in good clean condition, it has a one piece top. The hinges are replaced through the same holes as the originals.
20cm high , 62cm wide, 43 cm deep
18th Century Oak box of lovely colour in very good original condition with nice original metal work. Initialled A B and dated 1738.
This is a rare and outstanding mid 17th Century carved Oak Box. The Superbly carved front depicts a pair of Sea-Wyverns . The box is in good original order, retaining for the most part its original hinges. It has a very good rich warm colour and patina.
A wyvern from a fourteenth century Welsh manuscript
A wyvern (/’wa?v?rn/ WY-v?rn, sometimes spelled wivern) is a legendary creature with a dragon’s head and wings, a reptilian body, two legs, and a tail often ending in a diamond- or arrow-shaped tip. A sea-dwelling variant dubbed the sea-wyvern has a fish tail in place of a barbed dragon’s tail.
The wyvern in its various forms is important to heraldry, frequently appearing as a mascot of schools and athletic teams (chiefly in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada). It is a popular creature in European and British literature, video games, and modern fantasy. The wyvern in heraldry and folklore is rarely fire-breathing like the four-legged dragon. Sometimes modern fantasy book and media authors have wyverns that are frost-breathing or poison-breathing instead of fire-breathing.
Price £2600 SOLD
A rare William and Mary period small cabinet of outstanding colour and patina.
The cabinet is veneered with walnut onto a pine ground and has a feather banding and cross band. The mouldings are made from cross grained walnut applied to a pine ground. The door opens to reveal five veneered walnut drawers, three with original drop handles. Under the bottom drawer is a secret compartment with a wire hinged lid, which suggests the cabinet was made to hold valuables. The carrying handle to the top is original as is the escutcheon , and hinges to the door. It was probably made to stand on a table or maybe the 3ft veneered chests of the period. There are no signs of it having had any bun feet, but there are signs that it has been fixed to a wall at some time.
Height = 39 cm (16″)
Width = 49 cm (19″)
Depth = 32 cm (13″) Price £2,600
A superb 17th Century Oak Bible Box in Wonderful original condition of outstanding rich warm colour.
The Box retains its original butterfly hinges, the drawers on the interior retain there original cherry wood knobs.
33cm High, 69cm Wide, 46cm deep
Price £1250 SOLD
A lovely example of a lakeland Bible Box with original hinges and lock plate, dated 1663. The bottom of the box has been replaced in pine probably in the victorian times.
Price £1250 SOLD
A nice honest 17th Century carved Bible Box of good colour retaining original hinges and lock plate.
17th Century Oak Bible Box of good colour with Lunette carved front.
17th Century oak bible box in lovely clean original condition, bearing the initials D P