Take a Closer Look - Welsh Oak Box with Secret Drawer & Provenance!

This lovely Welsh box/chest is worth a closer look.

It has some many attributes firstly the colour and patina is lovely,

Secondly it has a secret drawer the two small drawers pull out by turned handles and then if you pull out the drawer divider there is a drawer behind it, was this for storing jewellery or sovereigns.......?

Thirdly lift up the lid and there is a label to the underside of the lid saying,'This chest was made by your great great grandfather Henry Williams (1804-1871) of Peel Gardens Abergele for his wife Mary. The wood of which it is made came from a tree in Peel Gardens".

Unusual to know both the maker the owner and where the oak came from,

What a gem!

It measures 20cm w x 13cm d x 11cm h

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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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