A rare complete dissected puzzle / jigsaw dated 1792 of a map of Asia. In a mahogany box with a label of a map of Asia to the lid and to the side a label saying 'A Dissected Map of Asia". It is by Dalton Harvey a well know toy manufacturer.


Dissected puzzles were only started to be made around the 1760's and were costly and time consuming to make. Each piece was hand cut and coloured and hence these were only affordable to royalty, rich families and elite boarding schools where they were used as educational toys. It was only when jigsaw tools were more intricate interlocking pieces made.

An Unusual Dissected Puzzle - dated 1792

    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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