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Curious Collections: As if they were once part of a long-forgotten antiquarian’s private collection, each of these boxes houses a curious little treasure of natural history….

I have renovated vintage/antique boxes and created a curiosity inside each one by combining cast and shaped handmade paper pulp with natural items such as seashells or ephemera from my own extensive collections and a touch of gilding.


 2. ‘A Most Unusual Seashell. Discovered at Sheringham, Norfolk. 1741’


This is an original one-off assemblage which I have created inside an intricately inlaid vintage wooden box. The curiosity inside the box is made using a real oyster shell in hues of rust and silver-grey with a painted cotton linter paper centrepiece.


Please note this is a delicate one off piece of artwork and cannot be re-created. The boxes and containers that I use are all preloved, vintage or antique. They have all had a hard life and some still show the scars.



From front of box when closed: H5.5cm, W12cm, D9.5cm

Standing upright and open: H12cm, W19cm, D4.5cm

Not suitable for children.

Price £130

Free UK Post and Packaging



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