• Item: Bible Box
• Circa: 1870
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid oak
• In the style of 17th period
• 2ft 1¾” wide
• Small proportions
• Carved & moulded top
• Floral carved panels
• Punch work background
• Steel strap work to outer box
• Original steel strap hinges & clasp
• Working lock (with key)
• Clean dry interior
• Bobbin turned legs
• Pad feet
• Moulded frieze
• Original colour & patination
• Excellent original condition
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns
This is a fine quality antique English 17th century style oak bible box on stand, constructed during the Victorian period, boasting a lovely colour and patination, with fine carved detail & steel strapwork, circa 1870, in excellent original condition. The hinged top is decorated with carved quarter panels, a central carved panel and steel strapwork, finished with a moulded edge. The front of the box displays two elegantly carved panels, flanked by steel strapwork. The box retains the original steel sprung lock (with the original key). The sides of the box mirror the front, decorated with the original steel carrying handles, steel strapwork and carved panels. The lid is secured by the original steel strap hinges. The inter is clean and dry. The interior also retains its original floorboards and backboards. The box stands on pretty bobbin turned legs, united by a cross-stretcher for additional strength, terminating on pad feet. Overall, this trunk boasts a lovely rich original colour and patination.
This Victorian oak Bible box would look great in a variety of rooms from the hallway, to the living room or bedroom. Asides from use a bible box, it could be used as a TV stand, small coffee table, ottoman or blanket box etc.
As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
The bible box is in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the top and leading edges, but nothing significant considering the age of the item (see photos). The carvings on the front of the box are original. All steel strapwork is in present and in excellent condition. The interior is clean, dry, and usable. The original steel hinges are in good working condition. The trunk retains its original lid, floor, sides and back. The box incorporates the original working lock (with original key). The box retains its original colour and patination to the exterior. The trunk is solid in joint; it does not wobble on the floor and is ready to use.
Height = 73.3cm or 28⅞” or 2ft 4⅞”
Width = 65.5cm or 25¾” or 2ft 1¾”
Depth = 47.3cm or 18⅝” or 1ft 6⅝”
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