Thursday, November 13, 2008

Treasure Chest

This little chest is one of my recent thrift store finds. It's marked "Made in Italy" on the bottom, and is lined with gold velvet inside, including inside the lid. I wonder if it was made to hold a religious item of some sort.

The moment I saw it I was struck by it. I love the detailing on it, the fact that it's worn here and there, and that the lid doesn't open completely evenly - it's obviously been opened and closed many, many times.

I wonder what has been secreted away inside it over the years.
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