Sunday, June 28, 2015

A Little Trinket Box

There is a tiny trinket box, likely from the 17th century, that is on sale this week.  The box is 7 cm x 10.3 cm x 7.5 cm with round feet -- almost the same size as our little trinket box.  The techniques on the sides are satin fabric over a form (possibly paper from a mould) that is outlined in gold thread.  In this case, the scalloped metal trim is used to outline the panels.  Spangles would have completed the look.

There is a large Dutch cabinet using a similar set of techniques that sold many years ago, so this could have been Dutch as well.  If you are interested in it, check out The Saleroom.

1 comment:

  1. Oh yes, don't those tulips look like Dutch tiles?