Antique Wooden Bottle Cases

Antique wooden bottle cases and other wooden cases come in various sizes and were made to protect glass bottles, tumblers, pots, apothecary flasks and syringes whilst travelling. They did a good job and quite a few survived with the glass bottle intact. These treen cases were turned by specialists with some actually being stamped with the makers name on. They were made throughout the Victorian period and early into the 20th century.

The vast majority are made from boxwood but some were made from other woods such as lignum vitae and ebony.and these are well worth looking out for.

Image 1 & 2 An unusual ash wood double threaded medicine flask and beaker with unusually brass bound

Image 3 & 4 Victorian bottle case with glass bottle interior

mage 5 A lovely lignum vitae bottle case.

Image 6 Bottle case with stamped maker's name Maw Son & Thompson, London, operated between 1870-1905.


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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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