CHARLES II SATIN, VELVET, AND SEED PEARL NEEDLEWORK CASKET, CIRCA 1660
depicting scenes from the Book of Esther and pastoral scenes with animals, flowers and insects; worked in polychrome silk and metallic threads on white satin and decorated with seed pearls, the front with figures in raised work with painted wooden faces (restored); the back in satin and laid work; the casket with two doors and a hinged lid opening to reveal an arrangement of drawers and compartments with secret drawers and a later arrangement of mirror panels, lined in pink silk; the sides with later brass carrying handles and raised on brass bun feet; with a protective Perspex case
Height 11 3/4 in. by Width 11 in. by Depth 7 1/2 in.
Philip Budrose, Marblehead, Massachusetts