A lovely quality George III oval snuff box with inlay to the top using sycamore, harewood and satin wood, chequered edging and crossbanding edged with box wood. Note the darker shading in parts to give a 3 D effect, by sprinkling hot sand on to the box to darken the wood.

Unusually the base is inlaid as well with a circle containing a star, mahogany and boxwood edging. 

Lovely condition, c1790/1800.


It measures 11cm w x 6cm d x 2.5cm h

Antique Georgian Snuff Box

    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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