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The Collector's Book Of Boxes - Marian Klamkin

Newton Abbot & London: David & Charles, 1981, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is a little tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “Beautiful boxes have been preserved and collected perhaps more than any small decorative antiques. From the time when man first began to accumulate personal possessions he has required something in which to store them, and boxes have been a part of his civilisation, reflecting his changing values.

Examples of the great variety of uses for boxes are reflected in this volume, from those designed to hold jewels, patches, tea, and snuff, to containers for Bibles, collars, and household goods. Wood has been most commonly used for making boxes, but they have been created out of almost every conceivable material including precious metals and gems, as well as lacquer and papier-mache, for which the painstaking processes are described here in detail. The talents of some of the leading artists of their day have been drawn upon to decorate boxes formed from the finest hand-painted porcelain.

Illustrated with 182 photographs by the author’s husband, a professional photographer, this book concentrates upon boxes from around the world which may actually be available to the collector, with advice about their care and repair, where to look for them, and how to use them decoratively in the home.”


Illustrated by Charles Klamkin (Photos.). Size: 9¾" x 6¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 145 pages.
£7.50