I was thinking of a miniature, old fashioned hope chest or a steamer trunk when I made this box.
It is handcrafted of recycled sterling silver and 18 karat yellow gold.
The sterling has been oxidized to a deep black – it really shows off the gold accents.
The box is hinged on one side and the clasp is riveted (and hinged) to be like a clasp on a trunk.
You can see in the photos that I have given the box a texture that reminds me of wood and made a decorative pattern of two stripes in a different texture around the box – that adds to the “miniature, old fashioned trunk” feeling to me.
I can imagine that this box would be an amazing addition to a really cool dollhouse or to a collection of miniatures or boxes.
All of my boxes are one of a kind and made with ethically sourced, recycled/reclaimed metals.
This box measures:
38.1 mm length (1.5 inch)
20.32 mm height (0.80 inch)
27.94 mm width (1.1 inch)