Friday 26 December 2014

The History of Decorative Boxes

The day after Christmas is known as Boxing Day in Britain as servants and tradesmen used to receive a gift, in the form of a Christmas box, from their employers.  Here are ten examples of decorative boxes:


1.  Chinese Ming Dynasty mother of pearl round box courtesy

2.  18th Century German gold and mother of pearl snuffbox courtesy

3.  1915 metalwork silver and cloisonne box courtesy

4.  Jewel box lined with red velvet courtesy

5.  18th Century London snuffbox courtesy

6.  French snuffbox courtesy

7.  Bible box courtesy

8.  Antique Bible box courtesy

9.  19th Century biscuit tin courtesy

10.  Chinese sewing box courtesy

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