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Attractive 17th century carved oak bible box

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A lovely oak bible box, with six carved demilunes on its face, arranged in an interlocking pattern.

The demilunes present a showcase of techniques: sunk carving in the arches, flat carving in the details, and punch decoration around the periphery and inside the demilunes.

In the center of the façade is a brass lock box containing a heart.

The interior has been painted a soft green, most of which remains, and the original unlidded till is still present.

The strap hinges appear to be original.

Dimensions: Lid: 30” X 17-1/4”; Height: 11-3/4”

English, ca. 1690 

 





 

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