An early 1800s artist box with a trade label to the inside R Ackermann manufacture of superfine watercolours to his majesty.

This box has some watercolour cakes, artist palette, glass water bowl, tubes of paint, pencils etc. To the lower drawer accessed by taking the brass pin out is a wooden set square and a mixing palette.

It also has a working key. The box is mahogany with ebony stringing to the edge.

It measures 22cm w x 16cm d x 8.5cm h.


In the images above you can see his shop with the cupboards behind the counter full of artist supplies. There is also the trade label where he advertises mahogany paint boxes for sale.

Antique Artist Box Trade label - R Ackermann

    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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