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    Sale 5746

    The Roger Warner Collection - Part I

    20 - 21 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 12

    A WILLIAM III OAK SLOPE-LID BOX

    CIRCA 1695

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A WILLIAM III OAK SLOPE-LID BOX
    CIRCA 1695
    Dated and initialled 'RW.1695' flanked by a pair of relief floral panels
    12 in. (30½ cm.) high; 27¼ in. (69 cm.) wide; 19¼ in. (49 cm.) deep


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    Perhaps it was inevitable in travelling so many miles for his business that Roger Warner would find a box initialled ' R W '.
    Boxes of this type are often referred to as 'bible boxes'. In fact the term 'bible box' does not appear in 16th or 17th century inventories and boxes could of course be used to store almost anything, from papers and letters to writing, smoking or knitting equipment.

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