A great example of this Victorian dice game called Schimmell or “Bell and Hammer”.  This wonderful antique gambling game dates from 1870 and is in excellent condition for its age.  It is complete with the following components:

  • Mahogany Box with Sliding lid
  • All five cards plus Instruction card
  • Turned Ebony Shaker
  • All eight special bone Dice
  • Turned Boxwood Gavel
  • Dozens of bone counters

A well constructed, quality game which would not have been cheap in its day.  The original fitted box has compartments for all the components and a sliding lid with label attached.

It measures 16cm l x 11cm d x 5.5cm h

Antique Victoria Bell and Hammer

    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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    Address: Bath, Somerset       Contact Telephone: 07941 285532       Email:  sally.honey@icloud.com