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Box frame

Box frame

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1900 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood, stained, with gilt metal, bronze, velvet and plate glass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the family of the late Sir J. C. Robinson

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This box frame was acquired as a gift at the same time as J. C. Robinson's collection of Orders and Decorations, which it was probably made specifically to house. John Charles Robinson (1824-1913), curator, scholar and collector, worked at the V&A in its earliest days and was a very important figure in the formation of the collections.

Physical description

Brown stained wood box with plate glass hinged lid. Lid has ornate gilt metal frame. Black velvet lining.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


ca. 1900 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Wood, stained, with gilt metal, bronze, velvet and plate glass


Height: 35 cm, Width: 27 cm, Depth: 7 cm

Object history note

This display box frame was given to the Museum containing J.C. Robinson's collection of Orders and Decorations.
Given, together with A.1 to A.13, by Gerald Robinson in 2006.

Descriptive line

Box, mahogany wood, glass and bronze box frame, British, late 19th or early 20th century


Wood; Bronze; Plate glass




Containers; Woodwork


Sculpture Collection

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