Description This leather box was probably used to store important documents, money, or other precious objects. It is decorated with courtship scenes and was originally painted and highlighted with gilding. The casket is inscribed with what appears to be the family names of the owner: AVRDT HVEVENEER @ DE PLOEIER. There is a decorative swirl that appears to separate what may be the two family names.
Examined in preparation for exhibition.
Waxy coating reduced and lifting leather consolidated in preparation for exhibition and loan.
Provenance Acquired by Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Inscriptions [Inscription] AVRDT HVEVENEER DE PLOEIER
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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