Rich warm colours in the contrasting stripes of this wooden bucket makes it an item of beauty. It would have graced a Dutch dining/living room, holding hot coal that kept a tea kettle warm. Made of mahogany and fruitwood, it is finely turned and decorated with black ebonised bands. It stands on 3 ball feet. The brass liner has an old patch, and the whole bucket is in superb original condition.
This mid 19th century lidded container is a handsome piece of table Treen. Turned from a country wood such as apple, it is formed to look like a barrel.The traditional hoops are defined by black paint. Age has made the opening slightly oval, so that the lid sits on the ridge but is no longer tight. A rich patina and fine condition makes this a great piece for a Treen collection. Circa 1850
A rare late 19th century height measure. Made of mahogany, the stick is faced with boxwood on 2 sides, one side inscribed in inches, the other with metric measurements. In 1896 the British Parliament passed the Weights and Measures (Metric System) Act which legalised metric units for all purposes, at a time when over 40% of British exports were to metricated countries. This treen measure has a sliding arm, connected with brass and finished with a carved hand hold. Small brass plates strengthen the base of the measuring stick. An interesting piece of history, in excellent condition. Circa 1900
Often found in Chemists and Doctors travelling medicine chests, these wooden bottle shaped containers were excellent at protecting their contents. Turned from boxwood, they were crafted with amazingly accurate screw on lids, that even today are sharp, effortlessly opening and closing. This small example has an incised stamp on the lid: SAVORY & MOORE LONDON, for the well known chemists that operated throughout the 19th century. The condition is very good, with only a small surface disturbance at a point in the wood grain. Circa 1860
A 19th century Treen Bottle Holder. Made of boxwood, the top is stamped JONES PARIS 23 BLV DES CAPUCINES (end of the last word is indistinct, but this is the address of a well known English perfumer, T Jones, who opened a shop in Paris) In good condition, it has just a small scar on the top. Circa 1880
Finely turned Victorian Treen medicine/Chemist bottle holder. Made of boxwood, with an excellent screw thread, the top is finished with a small nipple. Snugly fitted inside is a glass stoppered bottle, probably the original bottle. One fine crack can be seen on the main body, but it has not opened or extended through to the inside. Circa 1850
Antique Georgian Cheese Coaster. Designed to hold 2 rounds of cheese for a fine dining table, it is made of mahogany. The deep boat shape is finished with a wavy edge and turned handles. A great piece of table "Treen" in lovely condition. Circa 1800
A charming mid 19th century Child's Stool. Made from ash wood, the 4 legs are finely and decoratively turned. The wear of 2 legs attest to the stool having been well used, but this little stool has survived in superb condition, with a lovely surface and colour. Circa 1840
A perfect treasure of a snuff box! Beautifully carved from burr mulberry, with an integral hinge, and lined with tortoiseshell, the lid is personalised with a little silver initialled shield. The original surface worn soft by time and handling is a tactile joy to hold. In immaculate condition, this little antique treasure could also hold another surprise...! Circa 1820
Mid 19th century table String Barrel. Turned from boxwood, it retains fine crisp edges and scribed line decoration. The metal cutting blade is in exceptional condition. With a good clear surface and colour, this string box is a fine quality piece of antique treenware in superb condition. Circa 1850.
A 19th century treen Bottle Holder. Finely turned from boxwood, it has a good undisturbed deep patina and colour. There is a natural crack from the base. These containers generally held doctors glass medicine bottles. Circa 1880
Early 19th century finely turned Spice Tower. Made from sycamore, it has 3 tiers that screw into each other and original scrolled labels for Cinnamon, Mace and Ginger. The base tier has a repaired split. A lovely example of Regency domestic treenware. Circa 1820.
This 18th century mahogany Cheese Coaster is an elegant piece of table treen. The fine curved bentwood body is finished with an attractive wavy edge to the sides. The square base is dovetailed. Considering the delicate nature of bent mahogany, the condition is very good, with an original surface and warm colour. Circa 1880