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Wooden Coffer

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    early 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood covered with paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. Violet Chesman

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A miniature wooden coffer covered with paper bearing a design of formalized birds and foliage, and on the lid a scene showing a shepherd and shepherdess, with a house in the background. The design on the front of the box incorporates a representation of a key-hole, but the lid is fastened by a hooked wire and staple.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


early 18th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Wood covered with paper

Marks and inscriptions

'R. Green. Maker.'
Lettered on the paper on the lid

'Ann Conway.'
Inscribed in ink on the bottom of the box


Height: 3.8 cm, Width: 10.2 cm, Depth: 5.7 cm

Descriptive line

Miniature wooden coffer covered with paper bearing a design of formalized birds and foliage. Anonymous, English, early 18th century. [Record unconfirmed. BGM 75/806 Confirm transfer].

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum : Department of Prints & Drawings and Department of Paintings : Accessions 1959. Her Majesty's Stationery Office. London. 1964.

Production Note

'R. Green. Maker' is lettered on the paper on the lid.


Wood; Paper; Wire; Staple

Subjects depicted

Birds; Foliage; Shepherdess; Keyhole; Shepherd; House


Children & Childhood


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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