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Monday, 23 December 2013

RoomBox Accesories.

I've taken some new photographs of the first items that will be displayed in the roombox once complete.
These objects are what i have personally collected over the years from various sources including some which i swapped for items that i found particularly interesting. The first image is a japanese carving which originally was the front to a tiny draw i was going to use this in another project but it just seemed too good not to use it in this one.

 
The second piece i acquired some time ago and is itself quite a rare object indeed. This is the main religious seal of Holyrood Abbey From the evidence i have this originally was in a private collection which unfortunately was broken up and all sold off separately.
 
 

 Its not in the best shape as you can see but i thought using it in this project would be a great place not only for keeping it safe but also for putting it on a permanent display.
Both links below can give you a little more info about holyrood.
                                        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holyrood_Abbey
                                                                       And
                            http://www.oldandnewedinburgh.co.uk/volume3/page58.html

The next object which was not visible in yestedays post is a hand carved citrine Buddha which is sitting on a miniature silver table.

 
I dont really know much about the table itself only that it dates to around 1910 and has been tested as silver, the top has a beautiful interwoven sheet silver design.I don't think these will be the last items to be placed into this treasure room with an oriental theme!!
 
 
Hopefully over the holiday period i will get to spend a little more time on this piece and show you all its progress as it evolves.
 


 


                                                Have a wonderful christmas everyone
                                                                        Tony.


23 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea to create a treasure room for all these fantastic pieces. The exterior of the box suggests the essence of the word. It is going to be fun to see what other interesting pieces you add to the room. It is really wonderful!!!

    A Very Happy Christmas to you and you family Tony.

    Catherine XXX

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    1. Thank you Catherine i have to say there are still some very interesting pieces to find there place in this room yet, but the room will also act as a show piece for who ever aquires it to display there own precious miniatures.
      A very Merry christmas to you and your family. Best wishes Tony.

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  2. Merry Christmas to you Tony!
    Can't wait to see more of these stunning items you put in!

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    1. Thank you Ewa,
      A very Merry Christmas to you and your family.
      Best Wishes Tony.

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  3. Looking forward to seeing your other treasures. Have a wonderful Christmas and a creative 2014.

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    1. Many thanks Sharee, A very Merry Christmas to you and your family.
      Im pretty sure that 2014 will be a very creative year for us all :)
      Best wishes Tony.

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  4. The religious seal is amazing!!! What a precious possession! Looking forward to seeing more of this beautiful room box! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Many thanks Veronique, Yes the seal is quite something it still has the handwrttern description on the back to which makes it even more special.
      Best wishes to you and your family for the festive season. Tony.

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  5. What a beautiful roombox it is already, Tony!
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    Hugs, Ilona

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    1. Many thanks Ilona,
      A very Merry Christmas to you and your family
      Best Wishes Tony.

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  6. I love the idea of a treasure room
    Merry Christmas

    Marisa :)

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    1. Thank you Marisa, Its been in the back of my mind for a while now to create something like this.
      Best wishes to you and your family for the festive season. Tony.

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  7. These objects are absolutely wonderful! I don't think that I would be able to part with them, were they mine. Everything is so itsy bitsy and so precious, but you always find a way to give everything its loving place where it can be cherished by others.

    Merry Christmas to you and thank you for many interesting blogs about your fantastic projects. I am always amazed at what you come up with.

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    1. Thank you Iris, you Know my home is full of all matter of things ive collected over the years i seem to hang onto them for a while then they pass on to someone else who takes care of them, i think that putting these tiny treasures into miniatures though gives me great satisfaction not only in the fact that i have created a piece of artwork from them but also the fact that i am giving other people the chance to own such pieces.
      A very Merry Christmas to you and your family and thank you for taking the time to read and follow my work. Best WIshes Tony.

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  8. Just fabulous miniatures as always.
    Wishing you and yours much love, peace and happiness for 2014 xx

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    1. Thank you Carol :)
      A very Merry Christmas to you and your family.
      Best Wishes Tony.

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  9. Oh, wow...it's like a very, very tiny museum. Where I live, antiques of this age and provenance rarely, if ever, surface, so a visit to your blog is like spending a few minutes at the V&A.

    Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2014!

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  10. Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    Geneviève

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  11. Hi Tony, this is really turning out to be a spectacular box of treasures. I can't wait to see the next pieces you put in it.
    Have a great Christmas
    Simon

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  12. Beautiful and wonderfully original. Wishing you and yours Happy Holidays and the best of 2014!

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  13. I really like this room Tony! I suppose the damage on the religious seal adds character. I LOVE the little Buddah, gorgeous piece, everything is---

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  14. Merry Christmas, Tony and everybody here!
    I'm totally in love with this room of treasures. Actually, the room is a treasure itself. I can't wait to see it finished.

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  15. Your roombox is looking fantastic Tony, really interesting stuff in it too. Great way to store various oddities too. I think the seal looks better with the cracks, reminds me of those old frescos you see in egyptian tombs or roman villas, where the curators have filled in the cracks to make it more stable :) Hope you had a great christmas and happy new year!

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