Since the 17th century, there has been a spurt in the production of trinket boxes since the Limoges Box was introduced in France. As it was manufactured by the King’s own kilns, it became a rage with the nobility. In the late 19th century, trinket boxes were a necessity on the vanity cases and dressers of women all over the world. From handcrafted ivory boxes inlaid with jewels of the east to the delicate porcelain boxes of France, there was a rich variety available.
A jewelry box, also known as a casket, is a receptacle for trinkets, not only jewels. It may take a very modest form, covered in leather and lined with satin, or it may reach the monumental proportions of the jewel cabinets which were made for Marie Antoinette, one of which is at Windsor Castle, and another at the Palace of Versailles; the work of Schwerdfeger as cabinetmaker, Degault as miniature-painter, and Thomire as chaser.
We LOVE trinket and stash boxes! We can't resist picking up special boxes while out on our vintage treasure hunts. It is such fun to use these as special packaging upgrades for special orders. We have quite a collection covering various sizes and materials such as wood, ceramic, leather etc.
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Tracy & Mike