An antique Beechwood Tipstaff. It has red painted highlights on it and graphics WR 1V referring to William IV and an officers number 19 also on the main body. The lettering and paintwork is clear and hardly worn. The Tipstaff has a good colour and patina.


A Tipstaff was used by an officer of the  court and represented a position of authority, usually being carried in front of the bearer. They could also be used as protection like a truncheon if required.

This one measures 29.5cm l x 3.5cm w.

Dated  between 1830-37 when William 1V reigned.

Antique Treen Tipstaff

    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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