Here are a few more of my antique boxes. I started out posting just my beveled glass boxes. As I started poking about however, I came across a few others. "Oh yeah, I forgot about that one." The very first box with the shredded blue lining is actually pretty large in size compared to my others. These boxes used to be so hard to find. I'd be lucky if I came across 1 in an entire year. Let alone one that I could afford. This was all before Ebay of course. At any given time there are any number up for grabs. Competition is usually fierce however. Most of my boxes are fairly common. Trust me, there are some spectacular, very elaborate boxes out there. Actually, come to think of it, I have a thing for beveled glass period. And beveled mirrors. Apparantly I'm susceptable to antique beveled anything. If anyone ever reads this who knows even a little something about these beveled boxes in particular, PLEASE let me know. I think that they originated in France but I'm not sure. I've seen pictures of beautiful French doll carriages dating back to the 1870's with similar tufted linings. The glass box with the unusual twisted legs I purchased from a wonderful, magical little store in Barcelona about 13 years ago. Spotted it as I strolled on an ancient narrow winding street. Sigh...I've also seen these for sale in Rome. For like $200-350 each I might add.
The third picture is of what I think was originally a box made to hold perfume? Oh yeah, another "thing" I have is for anything with original Victorian velvet. No, correct that. Antique and vintage velvet period. I love silk velvet from the 20's to funky groovy printed velvet from the 60's. Oops. I degress...Back to the red box. It's lined with light blue silk. Kind of a goofy choice but I had to possess it anyways. Photo number 4 shows the inside. I stuffed it with some bits & pieces (Austin Powers) that I had hanging about.