A history of oak furniture . TWO INTERESTING BIBLE-BOXES, IN MR. TOWNROES COLLECTION. THAT CARVED WITH THE GLILLOCHE AND ROSE PATTERN IS JACOBEAN. THE OTHER IS RARER. SINCE IT BEARS THE CO.MMONWEALTH DATE OF 1632. THE LITTLE MASK UNDER THE LOCK-PLATE IS INTENDED TO REPRESENT CHARLES 1., SHOWING THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THE BOX TO HAVE HAD ROYALIST SYMPATHIES. SUCH MASKS ARE SELDOM FOUND ON BIBLE-BOXES; THEY OCCUR USUALLY ON THE SO-CALLED VORKSHl RE TALL-BACKED CHAIRS, ANDO.N THE HILTS OF .MORTUARY SWORDS. Plate LIX.. CHAIR, DATED 1649. VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSELM.

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A history of oak furniture . TWO INTERESTING BIBLE-BOXES, IN MR. TOWNROES COLLECTION. THAT CARVED WITH THE GLILLOCHE AND ROSE PATTERN IS JACOBEAN. THE OTHER IS RARER. SINCE IT BEARS THE CO.MMONWEALTH DATE OF 1632. THE LITTLE MASK UNDER THE LOCK-PLATE IS INTENDED TO REPRESENT CHARLES 1., SHOWING THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THE BOX TO HAVE HAD ROYALIST SYMPATHIES. SUCH MASKS ARE SELDOM FOUND ON BIBLE-BOXES; THEY OCCUR USUALLY ON THE SO-CALLED VORKSHl RE TALL-BACKED CHAIRS, ANDO.N THE HILTS OF .MORTUARY SWORDS. Plate LIX.. CHAIR, DATED 1649. VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSELM.

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