Jul 12 2010

Vintage Quilled Lady’s Jewellery Box

Published by at 3:18 pm under Vintage Quilling

In March, 2009, my youngest daughter married a charming Scotsman.  Unfortunately, only his parents and a few friends were able to come to the United States for the wedding, so this year, Jen and John took a vacation to Scotland so she could meet the rest of his family and tour the wonderful sites of his homeland.

While there they visited Edinburgh Castle, which served as a prisoner of war camp during the Napoleonic Wars.  John, who is quite a history buff, believes that the Frenchman who created this intricate quill work was most likely a sailor in Napoleon’s navy.



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7 responses so far

7 Responses to “Vintage Quilled Lady’s Jewellery Box”

  1. Reginaon 12 Jul 2010 at 3:57 pm

    What a marvellous job!!! It´s really and art piece!!!
    Thanks a lot for sharing with us.
    Have a great week!

  2. annon 12 Jul 2010 at 6:50 pm

    What a fabulous piece. I bet that’s one picture that you daughter couldn’t wait to show you when she got back.

  3. Ann Martinon 12 Jul 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Wow, that’s quite an impressive piece and in such nice condition. It looks as if some of the pieces were crimped with a very, very fine crimper.

  4. Philippaon 13 Jul 2010 at 6:56 pm

    It’s always fascinating to see these historic pieces. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Lisaon 25 Jul 2010 at 2:03 am

    What a great piece of quilling. I think I could get lost just looking at it. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  6. Nicole Gilletteon 13 Jun 2012 at 2:47 am

    I hope it is alright, I used your photos on my blog page. I did cite and create return links to this posting. Thanks for sharing such wonderful art!

  7. Charlion 29 Nov 2012 at 9:51 pm

    This is a wonderful example of quilling. I love it. It’s actually quite difficult to replicate this quilled piece. I’m writing an article about replicating vintage quilled pieces and part of the article is creating patterns to show how these pieces were created. It’s a shame someone doesn’t make these recessed boxes.

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