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Coffret and Key
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Coffret and Key


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Description Coffrets, or small boxes, covered with leather were often used to store documents or other desk objects. It is decorated with floral patterns and includes two inscriptions: on the right, "J'ay bien choisi" ("I have chosen well"); and on the left, "Son voulloir est le myen" ("His will is my will"). The box was originally painted with red and blue against a natural leather background and had gilt details.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
2/07/1961Treatmentother
Exhibitions
  • The International Style: The Arts in Europe Around 1400. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1962.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1425-1450 (Late Medieval / Renaissance)
Medium
wood, painted and gilded leather, wrought iron
(Leather)
Accession Number
73.12
Measurements
with hinges: 7 1/16 x 11 5/16 x 7 1/4 in. (18 x 28.8 x 18.4 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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