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Antique Treen Match Box - Berry Patent - Go To Bed

Here is a very unusual antique treen 'Go to Bed' (match box container). It is stamped with 'Berry'. This is the name of a company better known for its metal match holders, and yet, their earliest productions were turned from hard wood such as lignum vitae The first match boxes were designed to hold a bottle of Sulphuric Acid in the centre with Potassium Chlorate coated matches around the edge. These matches would ignite when dipped in the acid. By the 1830s, friction matches had taken their place, and hence, there was no need for acid. The boxes changed style to have single compartments with an external striker. The bottom of the box would have glass paper recessed into the bottom, or the ba

Antique Treen Match Box - Berry Patent - Go To Bed

Here is a very unusual antique treen 'Go to Bed' (match box container). It is stamped with 'Berry'. This is the name of a company better known for its metal match holders, and yet, their earliest productions were turned from hard wood such as lignum vitae. The first match boxes were designed to hold a bottle of Sulphuric Acid in the centre with Potassium Chlorate coated matches around the edge. These matches would ignite when dipped in the acid. By the 1830s, friction matches had taken their place, and hence, there was no need for acid. The boxes changed style to have single compartments with an external striker. The bottom of the box would have glass paper recessed into the bottom, or the

Georgian Apothecary Weighing Scales

Here is a rare George III boxed Apothecary Scales & Weights. Unusually the scale box is highly decorative. The lid of the mahogany box is decorated in the neoclassical taste. It is inlaid with an oval fan patera in boxwood and faded harewood and framed by chequered banding. There is a small old repair to the corner of the box. Inside there is a label showing the Scale Makers name and address Young & Son, Scale makers to His Majesty No 5 Bear Street (Leicester Square) London. Makes & sell all sorts of scales, weights & steelyards for home & trade & exploration. Along with the Royal Warrant and a chart for weights. There is hand written notes on the label which appears to be a mix for a formul

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OPUS ANTIQUES
 
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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