Take a Closer Look!

Some antiques definitely warrant a closer look and this is one of them.

An antique snuff box in the shape of a book, but look closer as the

detail lifts it into a different class. Firstly note the simulated pages of the book with traces of gilding still remaining. Then the lovely chip carved spine and the carved wooden strap hinges to simulated locking the book. To the front of the antique snuff box is a raised carved shield with the initials W R H and to the back of the book a raised carved shields with the date 1789. It measures 6cm l x 4cm w x 2.5cm d.

What a gem!

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