Antiques World has a wonderful selection of collectables from treen, antique boxes to beautiful Tea Caddies. They were used in the Georgian and Regency periods to store and lock away tea, this was to stop any servants stealing it due to its high expense. We also have lovely Antique Writing Slopes, usually made in rosewood, mahogany or walnut. These very interesting pieces and had little stationary compartments, ink well and pen holder. You often see these examples slightly changed into Jewellery boxes which can be very useful and decorative in today’s marketplace. Some country pieces are constructed from Oak or Pine like the antique candle box in the arts and crafts design. These were mainly period pieces or early Victorian and were used to store candles in the days without electricity. These beautiful items can make wonderful gifts, especially on a special occasion and you do find the more interesting the wood, the nicer the article.
I love small wooden objects as they are not only very decorative but also very useful for many different uses throughout the home. They are nice small antiques that can be given as gifts to loved ones and they can be a nice way of keeping a sense of history within your home.
Below are a few examples of previously Collectables chests but if any particular style looks of interest please let us know as we do get many similar designs in stock and we can try to locate something similar.
Set of Six Sterling Silver Demitasse Spoons.
Dating from 1957 and still presented in the original Harrods of London case these small spoons would prove to be a perfect gift for the person who appreciates the ‘nicer things in life’. The guilloche decoration has been finished with varying colours of enamel making this set of six demitasse spoons look particularly attractive.
Antique Victorian Pitch Pine Small Chest of Spice Drawers / Apprentice Drawers
This delightful antique chest of pitch pine spice drawers / apprentice drawers date from the Victorian period, circa 1890. Very petite in size the chest still manages to carry nine small drawers, all with their original glass handle.
Small Rosewood Sarcophagus Antique Box
Dating from around 1840 this delightful small antique box is made from rosewood and is crafted into a sarcophagus shape. The lid has beautiful M.O.P. inlay decoration while the four small turned feet finish the piece perfectly.
Antique Victorian Figured Walnut Domed Top Casket
This antique Victorian casket, circa 1870, is constructed from beautifully figured walnut and has a domed top. It is further enhanced with ornate pierced brass decoration. The hinged lid opens to reveal a partially lined interior (original) and provide ideal storage space for those special letters or valuable trinkets maybe?
Unusual Antique Edwardian Country “Egg Safe”
This unusual antique country “egg safe” dates from the Edwardian period, circa 1910. It is constructed from pine and beech, stands on four small turned bun feet and still has the original key escutcheon. This delightful little cupboard contains four sliding trays, each capable of holding fifteen eggs. It has the typical vented sides and front found in cupboards designed for food, allowing air to ventilate the produce inside. It would be a lovely addition to any vintage kitchen and allows one to store eggs safely outside of the fridge where they are meant to be!