A rare Australian Cedar leather topped
bible box dating to the late 19th century.
It is in very good condition.
We presume the leather has been replaced
at some point as there is little sign of wear.
These bible boxes were produced for
several centuries to house the family bible
and to double as a support for the bible when
being read as they were normally huge books and
the spines of large books will break with mishandling.
We occasionally get earlier English oak versions
of these bible boxes but have never seen an
Australian cedar one before.
It measures 55.5cm wide, 37cm deep and 29.5cm high.
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