Here is a lovely 19th century flame mahogany box, made extra special because the shape of the box was made to fit a bible, which it still retains.

Even more remarkable is inside the bible is a label saying the bible was presented to Mr John Philips by the  teachers and friends of Harbourne Baptist Sunday School.

John Philips was a superintendent in Harbourne for seventeen years and the bible was presented to him on January 15th 1841. 'as a token of their high esteem for his zealous and devoted services as a superintendent'. 

Also inside the bible is a photograph of a man taken by William Lawrence, I don't know if there is any connection though,


This mahogany box is beautifully made, flame mahogany has been used on the front and the domed lid, taking full advantage of the superb figuring of this wood. The box is lined with velvet and has a key.

It measures 18.5cm h x 8cm d x 25cm w.

A really unique piece

Antique Flame Mahogany Bible Box - with original bible & provenance