This is an extremely rare George III box, beautifully decorated on all sides and with an image of a lady to the top on the sliding lid. There is a brass ring with a ribbon attached which runs through the box from the front to the back so that when the lid is removed and the brass ring is pulled the ribbon lifts the cards out of the box.

There are 44 lovely gold rimmed thick cards all hand written in ink with a question on one side and an answer on the other.The questions tend to be reflections on love and friendship.


For example;


'What is the difference between an acquaintance and a friend?'


On the reverse it says "The first I occasionally visit with the latter my heart always dwells".


Are you apt to fall in love?


No, in my opinion real love can be felt but once.


This is a real one off item, beautifully made and preserved.

The box measures 10cm h x 7.7cmw x 7cm d.



A Rare Georgian Box with Cards on Love & Friendship

    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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