Featured 1600'S ENGLISH BIBLE BOX????

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by chris klausen, Oct 26, 2023.

  1. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Icelandic,the Vikings introduced chip carving to the British Isles iceland 121.jpg in the 13th century. The pieces in the photo are larger than a spoon.
     
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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    New York has a Dutch heritage, so a Dutch looking box with early American hinges makes sense. Could have been made by a Dutch cabinet maker in New York, way back when.
     
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  3. DragonflyWink

    DragonflyWink Well-Known Member

    Norwegians and other Scandinavians produced chip carved pieces, including boxes, going back centuries - but this box with its wonderful density of design, as AJ suggests, is almost certainly Friesian, 17th-18th century wouldn't be surprising (keep hoping to find a genuinely old Friesian spoon rack I can afford).

    Regarding snipe hinges, not sure where the idea that they were out of use by 1650 or exclusive to America, but it's absolutely untrue, they can be found on pieces from all over Europe as well, though sometimes only the scars remain, original hinges replaced.


    Here is a very similar Friesian box from a 2017 Skinner auction - they only show one view, but if you zoom in on the top, the the ends of the snipe hinges can be seen:

    friesian-carved-box-Skinners.jpg

    https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/3022M/lots/343




    This Norwegian box is dated 1705 (also has what's left of snipe hinges):

    norwegian-chip-carved-box-1705-Dalane-Folkemuseum.jpg

    https://digitaltmuseum.no/021028580050/kiste



    This Norwegian piece is dated 1787:

    norwegian-chip-carved-box-1787-Norsk-Folkemuseum.jpg

    https://digitaltmuseum.no/011023145758/eske



    ~Cheryl
     
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