An unusual early 19th century dissected puzzle by William Darton and son, 58 Holborn Hil,l London. William Darton operated out of this premises from 1808.

This puzzle has pictures and text of events in the Saxon times including the landing of  Julius Caesar in Britain, The death of Edward the Confessor, The massacre of the Danes to name a few. Each piece is backed on to Mahogany. Three of the pieces have been replaced at sometime, all extremely well done. It is still in its original box and still has the picture guide with it.

A rare piece of history.

The box measures 20cm l x 16cm w x 5cm h.

An Antique Dissected Puzzle

    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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