There is a natural fascination with boxes and a desire to peek inside! They come in all shapes & sizes and are made from a wide variety of materials from exotic timbers to horn, ivory & tortoiseshell. Our fascination with them comes from their sheer complexity and links with social history and fashion. Often by highly skilled cabinet makers, some were for practical use, others a decorative accessory.
These beautiful time capsules are still admired today. The quality of antique boxes would outlast any modern equivalent and are made even more precious as the timbers & materials used then are not available or can’t be used today. So next time you’re thinking of a practical, beautiful and unique gift… think boxes!