An antique 19th century Irish card case from the Killarney region. Inlaid on one side with Shamrocks and the other side a harp. It has a sliding lid to the top to put visiting cards, business cards etc in. Arbutus wood is used for the main body of the card case.

Arbutus wood looks very much like yew wood with a lovely colour and patina. This shrub/small tree grows well in the Killarney region in Ireland and was used to make lovely wooden items like card cases and boxes. C1880/90.

This card case measures 8.5cm h x 5.6cm w x 1.4cm d.

Antique Irish Card Case

    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.

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    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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