• Handsome Edwardian Mahogany Wood Jewellery Desktop Box 1900s

    A refined and understated elegance to this beautiful old wooden box. It appears to be mahogany veneer however be your own judge in the photos provided please. A brass escutcheon and key surround with a darker wood and silver ‘string’ inlay That repeats around the edge trim of the lid in a nice, again understated charm. Inside a bare wood with a missing lift out tray, however essentially a blank canvas in which to place your own private chattels, treasures, jewellery, love letters perhaps!? Surface scuffs and marks and stable old split through the base board however essentially very good solid condition. The box is approx 26.5cm x 19.5cm x height 12cm. Weight is 1 Kilo We have listed several other pieces jewellery, silver, decorative art and collectables.
    AU $102.50
    20 bidsEnding 26 May at 21:48 AEST6d 7hEra: 1900s
  • Exquisite Rose Wood Jewellery Desktop Box Pearl & Shell Inlays 1900s

    A refined and understated elegance to this beautiful old wooden box. It appears to be a Rosewood veneer however be your own judge in the photos provided please. An inlaid escutcheon and key surround in superb polished Paua and Pearl shell and other ‘shell’ inlay that repeats in two bands flanking the box in a nice, again understated charm. Inside a more recent plush velvet sticking cloth is used to line the box, this is peeling and loose inside the lid but sits fine elsewhere. It’s poorly cut and shows gaps around the edges. Personally Id consider removing this whereby you’d have a blank canvas which to place your own private chattels, treasures, jewellery, love letters perhaps!? A gorgeous large box in excellent vintage condition and also very good solid condition! The box is approx 30.5cm x 21.5cm x height 13cm. Weight is 1.35 Kilos.
    AU $53.89
    10 bidsEnding 26 May at 21:49 AEST6d 7hEra: 1900s
  • Antique Slope Top Writing Box Intricately Carved Wood India 1900s

    A simply superb hand carved wooden box. Double lidded with a sloped front however not a writers slope as such more a storage compendium for letters writing materials and such. More than this of course it is a sensational piece of decorative art and a master class in antique Indian hand carving. A lovely warm mahogany like hardwood is used however I'm really not sure what timber this is. A bone or similar material is used as a protective inlay along the 2 front vertical edges of the box. Inside a modern vinyl ‘contact’ is used to line the front section of the box (this could easily be pulled out) The back half has a lift out wooden base to a secret compartment! A missing slat of wood divides the upper compartment but is missing today. The box is in exceptional condition. Dimensions 32cm x 24cm x height 8.5cm, weight 1.55 Kilos.
    AU $0.99
    1 bidEnding 26 May at 21:50 AEST6d 7hEra: 1900s
  • Beautiful Wooden Carved Noahs Ark With 10 Carved Animals

    Beautiful Wooden Carved Noahs Ark With 10 Carved Animals.the are is about 26cm long x 14cm wide x 12cm high Animals are 4cm to 10 cm high
    AU $60.00
    AU $12.00 postage
  • Antique wooden carved painter's? box. Octagonal, carved hardwood - swivel top,

    It has a swivel top and a small handle and is hand carved from a very solid hardwood. Could be African or early Australian?. Could be cleaned up to use as a jewellery box?.
    AU $24.40
    4 bids
    AU $10.00 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 19:00 AEST2d 4h
  • Carved Wooden Hippopotamus

    Excellent condition with only minor surface scratches on base from contact. Wood is very dark brown and very smooth. Don’t know how old it is. Size 14cm long and 5cm at widest part. See all photos for details and condition.
    AU $8.50
    1 bid
    AU $8.50 postage
    Ending Tuesday at 15:31 AEST1d
  • New listingAustralian Kookaburra Poker Work Bread Board.

    Australian Beautiful Kookaburra Pokerwork Bread Board.
    AU $75.00
    0 bids
    AU $11.80 postage
    Ending 29 May at 16:04 AEST9d 1h
  • vintage 1930s MULGA WOOD 18 PEICES

    Here I have 18 PEICES of vintage MULGA WOOD 1930's. Reasonable condition and postage available.
    AU $2.25
    2 bids
    Free postage
    Ending 28 May at 11:03 AEST7d 20hEra: 1930s
  • Vintage Printers Wooden Type Tray Drawer

    This drawer is in solid condition, but does have wear on corners (refer photos) and has been re-backed.
    AU $40.00
    0 bidsEnding Friday at 15:41 AEST4d 1hLocal pickup
  • Smaller, vintage/antique Chinese camphor box carved with dragon decoration VGCdn

    Original old brass hinges with nails. In very good condition.
    AU $12.00
    0 bidsEnding Wednesday at 19:00 AEST2d 4hEra: 1900s
  • Colonial Australian Cedar Wood Pocket Watch Bedside Stand 1800s

    A lovely antique pocket watch stand- effectively turned a Gents pocket watch into a little bedside clock! The wood looks and feels like Australian cedar with its dry lightweight straight grain. See for yourself as I'm no real expert however looks like cedar to me? It appears the stand has been modified a little perhaps to take a particular watch, al this is done at the back so the front presents undisturbed aside from a small nick to the inner rim as shown. The watch housing is a little loose in its cradle like mount so it swings about somewhat loosely. A small hole drilled at the back of the base otherwise all fine as you can see! The stand is approx 20.5cm in total height and is 17.5cm across the base. Weight is approx 170 Grams approx. We have listed several other pieces jewellery, silver, decorative art and collectables.
    AU $26.00
    5 bidsEnding 26 May at 21:47 AEST6d 7hEra: 1800s
  • Vintage Printers Tray Drawer Collectable Shadow Box Antique Display #2

    Vintage Printers Tray Measures 810mm x 420mm x 40mm In good vintage pre-loved condition showing signs use. Great for use as a shadow box for displaying collectables. Please refer to photos as they form part of the description. Feel free to ask any questions. Grab this great vintage printers drawer for a bargain price. Pick up from Brunswick Vic.
    AU $62.00
    Local pickup
    or Best Offer
  • Art Nouveau MONOPOLE MAGNUM CIGARS Ornate Humidor Wooden Box 1910

    A delightful Art Nouveau era wooden box appears to be Australian Silky Oak? Sitting upon four turned wood bun feet, with overlaid mouldings to the front and lid as shown. Inside a classic beautiful Coloured litho print with embossed gold medallions etc. Inside a second lining of sorts presumably to act as a kind of humidor for the cigars? The box is more or less off its hinges as you can see- however it would be simple to fix with a few small screws and a small nail to pin the left hinge back together. Otherwise just a few small losses to the Nouveau mouldings on the lid. The box is approx 25cm x 17cm x 9.5cm, weight 840 Grams approx. We have listed several other pieces jewellery, silver, decorative art and collectables. Please refer to our other listings, we’re always pleased to combine postage costs to save you money.
    AU $51.00
    5 bidsEnding 26 May at 21:13 AEST6d 6h
  • VINTAGE AUSTRALIAN POKER WORK PYROGRAPHY HAND MADE WOODEN JEWELLERY WRITING BOX

    LAYBY is available. I'd be more than happy to let you know how it works. In good condition for its age. I'm always happy to assist. I truly want this to be fun for both of us! You will be the first to know of and sales or new arrivals.
    AU $26.01
    Was: Previous priceAU $28.90
    AU $14.80 postage
  • Antique 1920s Australian painting and antique timber picture frame

    Antique 1920s Australian painting and antique timber picture frame. Signed on the back by S. Ferguson 1925 Out side measurements of frame. H= 34cm W=27cm D=4cm Pick up from Carrum downs or Cheltenham
    AU $40.00
    0 bids
    or Best Offer
    Ending Thursday at 18:24 AEST3d 3hLocal pickupEra: 1920s
  • Vintage Printers Tray Drawer Collectable Shadow Box Antique Display #1

    Vintage Printers Tray Measures 810mm x 420mm x 40mm In good vintage condition Great for use as a shadow box for displaying collectables. Please refer to photos as they form part of the description. Feel free to ask any questions. Grab this great vintage printers drawer for a bargain price. Pick up from Brunswick Vic.
    AU $72.00
    Local pickup
    or Best Offer
  • Beautiful vintage antique signed pokerwork vase

    The irregularities around the base are a part of the original work.
    AU $65.00
    0 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Friday at 17:27 AEST4d 2h
  • Vintage Wooden Carved Box Floral Carving Jewellery Book Cards Box

    Vintage Wooden Carved Box. Good condition, some marks, small chips, few little cracks. Approximately measurement 6 cm high, 24 cm x 17 cm, 760 gr weight. Thank you for looking. Please, check our other items for sale.
    AU $29.90
    AU $15.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Vintage Printers Tray Drawer Collectable Shadow Box Antique Display #3

    Vintage Printers Tray Measures 810mm x 420mm x 40mm In good vintage condition Great for using as a shadow box for displaying collectables. Please refer to photos as they form part of the description. Feel free to ask any questions. Grab this great vintage printers drawer for a bargain price. Pick up from Brunswick Vic.
    AU $72.00
    Local pickup
    or Best Offer
  • vintage POKERWORK decorated wooden FRUIT BOWL on PEDESTAL BASE signed FS restore

    POKERWORK signed to base F.S. PEDESTAL FRUIT BOWL. decorated with an intricate array of flowers. lovely quality piece. that is worth restoring & saving.…….
    AU $19.95
    Era: 1930s
    AU $15.00 postage
  • 13 Assorted Timber Shoe Lasts

    13 Assorted Vintage Timber Shoe Lasts. Adult and child’s. Pick up Avalon
    AU $45.00
    0 bidsEnding 28 May at 15:26 AEST8dLocal pickup
  • New listingANTIQUE Victorian Walnut Timber MARQUETRY Wooden Inlaid Tea Caddy Box With Key!

    ANTIQUE Victorian Walnut Timber MARQUETRY Wooden Inlaid tea caddy box with two lidded compartments. Has working key! Beautiful condition considering age - see photos for detail.
    AU $200.00
    Era: 1800s
    or Best Offer
  • Treasure Chest Wood Brass Pirate Jewelry Vintage Style Box Coffin Shape Case

    Treasure Chest Wood Brass Pirate Jewelry Vintage Style Box Coffin Shape Case. The box is made of lightweight wood and has brass strips affixed to the outer and is lined with brown red material inside Dont think its very old, but it looks very good in the right spot.
    AU $60.00
    Free postage
    or Best Offer
    12 watching
  • Rustic Kitchen Salt Box Salt Pig Barrel Form Wall Mount c1800s

    A beautiful and very well made antique wooden salt pig, salt box. The piece is just a fantastic and guaranteed original piece of rustic kitchenalia. The box is made in a barrel like form with curved staves that have also been shaped to bulge at there middle and again at the base given a lovely organic form as intended. Numerous scuffs marks and minor surface wear however the box remains solid and fit for use if desired. Can stand or be wall mounted. Height 27.5cm width across the base 15.5cm. Weight 530 Grams. We have listed several other pieces jewellery, silver, decorative art and collectables. Please refer to our other listings, we’re always pleased to combine postage costs to save you money.
    AU $0.99
    1 bidEnding 26 May at 21:30 AEST6d 6hEra: 1800s
  • 4x Olive Wood Boxes Hand Mirror Jerusalem 1900s Judaica

    4 lovely antique wooden cases and boxes for cigarettes trinkets etc. All are made from an alike timber- possibly an Olive wood? And all are marked Jerusalem as shown and two with shallow relief carvings of a Tabernacle or similar. One has a sliding lid to reveal a nifty hand mirror inside. All four boxes in fine antique condition. These boxes vary of course however the largest measures 12cm x 9cm x 4cm approx. Combined weight is approx 380 Grams approx. We have listed several other pieces jewellery, silver, decorative art and collectables. Please refer to our other listings, we’re always pleased to combine postage costs to save you money.
    AU $4.25
    4 bidsEnding 26 May at 21:26 AEST6d 6hEra: 1900s
  • Vintage Printers Tray Drawer Collectable Shadow Box Antique Display #4

    Vintage Printers Tray Measures 810mm x 420mm x 40mm In good vintage condition Great for using as a shadow box for displaying collectables. Please refer to photos as they form part of the description. Feel free to ask any questions. Grab this great vintage printers drawer for a bargain price. Pick up from Brunswick Vic.
    AU $72.00
    Local pickup
    or Best Offer
  • Cedar Shaving Mirror with hinged box 

    This shaving mirror just finishes off a room. Great way to bounce light back into a room. I was using it in my bnb and people loved it. Sad to sell but no room here. In pretty good condition. Scratch on hinged box and some movement in joins as per photographs. Mirror has some marks in the foil but does not detract from reflection. Pick up only - no returns. Pref no postage as it is fragile/glass. Thanks
    AU $61.00
    0 bids
    or Best Offer
    Ending 26 May at 14:36 AEST5d 23hLocal pickup
  • Vintage Irish Shillelagh

    Vintage Irish Shillelagh .good condition
    AU $15.00
    0 bids
    AU $5.00 postage
    Ending Friday at 12:25 AEST3d 21h
    or Best Offer
  • New listingCarved Victorian Wooden Box Aesthetic Floral Trinket Stamp Jewellery

    This is a wonderful antique carved box dating to the Victorian era of the 19th century. The diminutive box features a floral design on the lid and has a lovely lined interior. In overall very good condition considering it’s age! It appears that there was once some paint on the flowers that has since been lost to the ages. The hinges are secure, and lid open and closes perfectly.
    AU $55.00
    or Best Offer
  • Antique bookends, medieval, gothic, hand carved and painted Canterbury Tales

    One depicts the knight, and the other the squire, both character which feature in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The item is of a fixed length, very similar inconstruction to a bookslide - but it was never actually designed to expand.
    AU $74.05
    From United Kingdom
    AU $27.68 postage
  • Antique Mahogany Cross Banded Tea Caddy Box

    For sale is a fine French? antique mahogany cross banded tea caddy in fine condition. The inner compartment is lined with lead as is underneath the heavy solid timber removable lid. This caddy has no lid support/stays so the lid follows the level of the tea keeping the airgap to a minimum. Quite a unique feature. Lovely brass details as shown. Supplied with a key. 155mm l x 105mm w x 110mm h. Other items listed.
    AU $99.00
    10 watching
  • Vintage Ebony African Statue

    AU $100.00
    AU $17.80 postage
    or Best Offer
  • ANTIQUE WOODEN BOX TEMPLAR KNIGHT MASONIC ARTS AND CRAFTS PERIOD RARE BOX

    INLAID WITH TEMPLAR KNIGHT MALTESE STAR. WOODEN CONSTRUCTION. STUNNING ANTIQUE BOX! A GORGEOUS ANTIQUE BOX FOR THE COLLECTOR OR MASON. HANDMADE STUNNING BOX. BEATEN COPPER HINGES AND LATCH.
    AU $85.00
    Era: 1800s
    AU $8.60 postage
  • ANTIQUE ENGLISH BURR WALNUT TUNBRIDGE WARE JEWELLERY BOX DESK TOP KEEPSAKE c1890

    ENGLISH TUNBRIDGE WARE BOX. IN BURR WALNUT, MOST OF THE INLAID. IT ORIGINAL SACK CLOTH PROTECTOR. CONDITION FOR ITS AGE, THE BASE RETAINS. PIECES STILL REMAIN. THE ORIGINAL LOCK.
    AU $125.00
    Era: 1800s
    18 watching
  • Vintage Carved Wooden Figurine Asian Woman 21 cm

    Vintage Carved Wooden Figurine Asian Woman 21 cm. Sent with Australia Post Standard Service.
    AU $34.50
    AU $10.00 postage
  • ANTIQUE AUSTRALIAN WW1 RETURNED SOLDIERS APPRENTICE PIECE OAK FOLDING TABLE

    INFACT IS AN APPRENTICE PIECE. AUSTRALIAN CHIP CARVED OAK MODEL. ENTIRELY OF ENGLISH OAK, IT IS IN. FOLDING TABLE.
    AU $135.00
    Era: 1920s
  • Vintage Antique Wooden Ballot Voting Box with Clay Marbles Fraternal / Masonic

    Gorgeous antique timber ballot box with original clay marbles. There are 18 white marbles and 16 black marbles. Two drawers, one on each side. Each drawer holds a small calico bag with the white or black clay marbles inside.
    AU $195.00
    AU $17.60 postage
  • Antique Wooden Playing Card Box Engraved "A J Pettitt"

    I have for sale an Antique Wooden Playing Card Box Engraved "A J Pettitt". It is engraved to the top A J Pettitt.
    AU $130.00
    AU $15.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Antique Georgian Mahogany Tea Caddy Box C1800

    For sale as a sarcophagus form Antique Georgian Flame Mahogany Tea Caddy C1800 with mother of pearl cartouche and original bun feet. An incredibly old tea caddy in wonderful Georgian proportions. Could even date to the late 1700's. There have been some professional very old repairs to the top lid corners however the patina has developed and blended these very well. Refitted and aged cedar interior and replacement bowl, replacement hinges and lock. Despite the refurbishment this caddy has an amazing patina and is simply a beautiful well crafted piece of Georgian social history. 300mm l x 155mm w. Other items listed.
    AU $185.00
    Local pickup
    or Best Offer
  • Vintage Letterpress Printers cabinet with type

    AU $2,640.00
    Local pickup
    or Best Offer
    32 watching
  • VINTAGE Carved Timber Picture Frame

    Vintage ​ Carved Timber Picture Frame​ Carved Timber Frame Size height 37 cm or 14.6 inches,.
    AU $85.00
    Era: 1950s
  • Vintage, Hand-Crafted, Carved, Wooden Corner-Shelf

    Carved, wooden corner-shelf, hinged for folding, original mirrors (reflect candle light).
    AU $55.00
  • Mahogany Document box from 1861, antique

    To the Royal Sincerity Lodge on the opening Oct 29 th 1861".
    AU $250.00
  • Antique Late Georgian Cross-banded Mahogany Box

    It is a very simple box with a great deal of style. A loose hinge. Age related wear. Length: 25.5cm.
    AU $100.00
    Era: 1800s
  • Australian Vintage Poker Work Bedside Lamps

    On e wo rk s bu t sh ou ld b e ch ec ke d by e le ct ri ci an b ef or e us e an d th e ot he r ne ed s to b e wi re d. T hi s pa rt o f Australiah is to ry s ho ul d be c he ri sh ed a nd k ep t al iv e !
    AU $30.00
    AU $24.00 postage
  • Vintage Ebony African Statue..

    AU $50.00
    AU $12.80 postage
    or Best Offer

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An antique woodenware adventure

The wonders of wood are often overlooked when faced with the shine of metals and the durable ease of plastics. But wood is durable and strong, warm and soft to the touch, easily painted and, when properly polished, can shine like glass. Antique woodenware wears with age to reveal new depth of colour. No matter what antique decorative art item you are looking for, the selection on eBay will leave you spoilt for choice.

That's a treen you're seeing

The beauty of hunting through the world of wooden antiques is discovering handcrafted objects you're unlikely to find being made today. A beautifully turned, hand-carved little dice throwing treen is perfect for the board game player in your life. Treens are literally, ‘of the tree' and the generic name for small handmade wooden objects that pre-date the introduction of cheaper materials such as metals and plastics following industrialisation.

Almost anything can be classified as a treen, the most ubiquitous objects such as a tray or bowl, or carved wooden snuff box, even spoons and shoe horns are classed as treens. Many wooden objects do not fare well with age, so if you come across an original beauty in good condition, be sure to snap it up if it takes your fancy.

Wooden antique pieces also lend themselves to being displayed like sculpture, even with little decoration, a polished burl bowl makes an eye-catching addition to your interiors without needing to worry about how it will blend with your other styles and colours.

Wood was also used for much early industrial storage units and nowadays make excellent contemporary storage. Look for vintage printing and letterpress trays, ideal for displaying trinkets and treens.

For a statement piece, go with some Chinese antique woodenware in a variety of stylish designs. These pieces range from hand-carved mirrors to small lacquered jewellery boxes.

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