Friday, February 20, 2015

Interesting Casket

This casket is being sold by Erna Hiscock Antiques.  A really interesting shape and construction.  I have no idea if it shows evidence of being put together later or if the embroidery was original.  The lock is period and I have seen it on other pieces.  If you look at the signature weaving, it looks like 1713 or 1718 in the date line.  I would love to get a listing of all the words on the sides, not on her website.

1 comment:

  1. It really would be wonderful if the words could be deciphered- those five mysterious rabbits on their little island are certainly intriguing. The colors in the interior give a wonderful glimpse at how bright the caskets must have been when originally stitched - nothing subtle at all!