A Palais Royal piano shaped box, the exterior veneered in mahogany with a bone and ebony keyboard. It stands on turned legs, the interior with a mirror lined lid over a red velvet interior. Originally it would have had a lift out tray fitted with various items such as scissors, needlecase etc. and sometimes they were also musical boxes. This box would make a lovely jewellery box. C1830

It measures approx 15cm x 20cm x 30cm


Palais Royal - some of the most beautiful and sought-after needlework boxes and tools are known collectively as ‘Palais Royal’. The name refers to the Palace in Paris, built for Cardinal Richelieu in 1629. It was originally known as Palais Cardinal but on the death of Richelieu it passed into the ownership of the French royal family

Antique Piano Shaped Box - Palais Royal Jewellery/Sewing

    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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