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Box: M.41-1929

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Oval, boiled leather box with slightly domed lid; decorated with stamped and engraved scrolling foliage and borders of flowerheads

Boiled, stamped and engraved leather (cuir bouilli) covering carved wood, lined with parchment. Oval with straight sides and a slightly domed hinged lid (the hinge missing). The lid decorated in high relief with scrolling foliage round an empty cartouche, and a border of flowerheads. The base stamped with a plant of scrolling tulip-like flowers. One side fitted with an iron catch.

Legal notes

Given by W.E Miller

Measurements and weight

Height: 4.5 cm
Length: 10 cm
Width: 9.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1929-10-31) by Miller, W. E.


17th Century#
1600 - 1700

School or Style


Components of the work

Box composed of wood
Lining composed of parchment
Surface composed of leather

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 41/29 / 9
  • Location: Inside the box
  • Method of creation: Rectangular green tag, written in black ink
  • Type: Paper tie on label

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.41-1929
Primary reference Number: 150672
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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