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Antique 18th Century Treen Tinder Boxes

Antique wooden tinder boxes from the 18th century are not that easy to find. Metal and the metal canister type were the preferred material in the 18th century. The brass canisters had a candle socket on the lid and storage of the flint, steel etc inside. The function of the 18th century tinder box was to store a piece of steel,flint and dried tinder, the items needed to start a fire. Steel was held in one hand and was struck by a piece of flint. The sparks that resulted were directed onto dry tinder or pieces of fabric, which would then hopefully create flames. Wooden tinder boxes hence were not the first choice of material due to the box itself having the potential to catch fire. Antique

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We first became involved in Antique Treen and furniture some twenty five years ago and since then a passion for Treen, small wooden snuff boxes and decorative wooden items has developed into Opus Antiques.


This web site shows only a  small selection of our current stock for sale, if you are looking for something you don't see, please contact us.

 

We are also interested in buying Antique Treen items. As well as using our Contact page, you can also email or telephone us on 07941 285532

ANTIQUE TREEN

The word Treen is derived from the word tree and is a term used to describe wooden household objects, all turned from one piece of wood e.g. a bowl, plate, gingerbread mould, and spoons, always having a function.

Nowadays when we talk about Antique Treen it tends to cover all small wooden items including antique snuff boxes, candle stands, spice towers, etc. often made from several pieces of turned wood.

 

When a piece of wood has been painstakingly turned or carved, handled, polished and loved over a few hundred years old, it can develop a wonderful colour and patina and becomes an irresistible piece of Antique Treen.

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Address: Bath, Somerset       Contact Telephone: 07941 285532       Email:  sally.honey@icloud.com