A 19th century Scottish Quaich of simple design, having two lug handles and has a pleasing colour.  These were Scottish drinking vessels often used for celebrations. This one has a rounded base.


A Scottish quaich is a shallow curved circular bowl with two handles made from one piece of wood, this example has a round bottom. These quaich were used for drinking spirits and the small ones would have been for individual use, larger ones would have been passed round and were for ceremonial use.

It measures 3cm (1 1/8") high and is 9.3cm (3 5/8") wide at the lugs.

An Antique Treen Quaich

    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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