A Georgian whitewood reel and sewing box of rectangular form, the sliding lid decorated with a church in landscape on a black ground. Divided  Interior lined with the original pink paper lining, twelve sections. Original brass pin which pulls out to release a drawer underneath for storage of scissors, pins etc. 

Interestingly there is the original lock and key to lock the cotton/silk compartment.

In the drawer underneath also lined with pink paper is a little note, found in a box similar to mine, an extract from a needlework book ..... see images.

It measures 19cm w x 13.5cm d x 11cm h.  c1825/1830

Antique Whitewood Sewing/Cotton Reel Box

    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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