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Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Ladies Travel Case.

I like the the way this piece turned out it has a used and worn look the covering is the same as the tea caddy and came from the writing slope which i used to construct the wand cabinet.
The main carcass  is made of walnut which is also reclaimed.



                                        The top has a tiny brass plate which i have left blank.



            The tiny bottom draw contains an Ivory letter opener and a collection of bound letters.


The top opens to reveal a hallmarked solid silver jewellery box, the top section of the box has a beautiful piece of mother of pearl the jewellery box measures just 1'' square.



The inside of the silver box is lined with antique blue velvet which is also carried through into the main travel case top and draw.



                               As you can see the jewellery box is fully removable and opens .



                                      Or can be opened while in place inside the travel case.



                              The dimensions of the travel case are  1½'' square the height is 1¼'' .

I get great satisfaction when i produce piece like this from what most people would have thrown away plus i like the thought that most of the materials are over 100 years old and retain a distinct old smell if that makes sense anyhow i hope you enjoy viewing the completed item.
Have a wonderful week everyone.  Tony.









26 comments:

  1. Another magical piece.

    I am always astounded by what you create.

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  2. Hello Tony! Again a masterpiece, it is beautiful this precious ladies travel set! Thank you for sharing this jewel.
    I also often use "useless" materials and I love the creative challenge to make something of nothing, so I can imagine very well what you mean.
    Greetings, Ilona

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    1. Hi Ilona, it is a great feeling to give an old piece of timber new life again and hopefully it will be around for many years to come :)

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  3. Your work just gets better and better with each piece, it is a pure joy to look at them.

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    1. Thank you elga its a pleasure to share them.

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  4. the detail on that is just fantastic!

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  5. Splendide!!! I have no other word ... ;-)
    Anne

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  6. It's so wonderful...a treasure with treasures inside. You make the most amazing miniatures!

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    1. Many thanks Brae, its nice when you can create a piece with a little suprise inside :)

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  7. This piece is beautiful, as ever. I love the idea with box in box.
    Hugs from Craftland

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  8. Beautiful and perfect.
    Bye Faby

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  9. Hello Tony,
    It is absolutely beautiful. I love that ols smell on antique pieces. I think it adds so much, almost like telling a story. Again, your craftsmanship is wonderful and i admire your gift for re-using "leftover" pieces.
    I just love it!
    Hugs,
    Giac

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    1. Many thanks Giac, i couldn't agree more this writing slope actually had graffiti on the inside from 1909, i just love imagining the stories it could tell. Have a great day!

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  10. It's beautiful! You amaze me every time with your skills. I'm curious to what your workshop looks like and what all the tools you have! Possible future blog post? :-)

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    1. Thanks Amy, My workshop is pretty basic believe it or not, i have one bandsaw and most of my tools are handmade or hand me downs, sometimes if the wife permits lol i even revert to working in the kitchen if its to cold!! I'll take your idea on board though for a possible future post :)

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  11. Ok, you won me once again!

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