Description This leather casket box, protected by strips of iron and closed with a large lock, was probably used to store documents, money, or other precious objects. It is decorated with courtship scenes and was originally painted and highlighted with gilding. The inscription of two Flemish family names -- AVRDT HVEVENEER @ DE PLOEIER (separated by a decorative) -- could indicate that it was owned by a couple.
Waxy coating reduced and lifting leather consolidated in preparation for exhibition and loan.
Examined in preparation for exhibition.
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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