The metal box is completely covered with black leather. The decoration is richly chased, a technique in which the decoration is beaten into the metal with a punch, with symbolic illustrations, including a Burgundian fire steel and garlands. The lid is stuffed, which means that it has a curved surface with a regular curving. The inscription 'oy parut' can be read on the lid. The word 'parut' is a conjugation of the verb 'paraître' and can be translated as 'appeared'. Such chests were used for storing money, valuable documents and jewels. Probably they were also used as bridal chests.
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|Material and technique||Wrought iron, leather|
Chest > Holder > Kitchen and household > Utensil
|Location||This object is in storage|
Depth 11.5 cm
Height 14 cm
Width 21 cm
|Accession number||M 1 (KN&V)|
|Credits||Schenking / Donation: Coll. Mr. J. W. Frederiks 1994|
|Department||Applied Arts & Design|
|Collector||Collector / J.W. Frederiks|
Hand Made - Long Live Craft (2013)
|Geographical origin||France > Western Europe > Europe|