A rare early 19th century Tunbridge Ware sewing box of rectangle shape. On the lid is an unusual print of houses with figures in the foreground. There is a printed label to the side of the box saying 'Lady Ann Murrays and Mrs Fitzherberts' - referring to the houses. Mrs Fitzherbert was mistress of and married  to George IV but the marriage was annulled by his father George III because she was catholic.

The sliding lid reveals a divided interior with the original pink lining paper, for reels and if you look at the sides of the box there are a line of fine holes where the cotton would have been threaded through from each reel inside. There is a secret concealed base drawer to the underneath which is pulled out from the base.

A Rare Early Sewing Box - Label Lady Ann Murrays & Mrs Fitxherberts

    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


    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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