Antique pictorial alphabet set in a cylindrical box with the interior containing circular card with an alphabet  letter on one side and a picture on the other side. In this set there are also unusually cards with the complete alphabet on one card, lower and upper case alphabet, numbers and monosyllables. The set appears to be complete with all the alphabet letters present, two of the round cards have two alphabet letters to the reverse.

To the lid it has a label saying The Picture Alphabet published by N Carpenter 29 Goswell Terrace London,

Unusually and really nice to have, is an inscription to the base, 1833 with a message hand written saying' Elizabeth Annie Neviille  from her dear papa August 12th 1833".

The box measure 7cm h x 7cm w


Similar one is illustrared in The Daltons book on educational aids.

Antique Pictorial Alphabet Box -hand written inscription

    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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