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Antique Boxes - Inside and Out: For Eating, Drinking and Being Merry: Work, Play and the Boudoir Hardcover – Illustrated, 26 Sep 2012
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About the Author
Genevieve Cummins has been a collector of antiques for more than twenty years and is co-author (with Nerylla Taunton) of Chatelaines - Utility to Glorious Extravagance, now acknowledged as the definitive book on the subject. Initially she was interested in boxes for needlework but this rapidly spread to an interest in all boxes, especially those fitted for specific purposes.
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Boxes for Eating, Drinking and Being Merry
Knife Cases and Boxes
Canteens and Cutlery Boxes
Boxed Tea and Coffee Services
Sweetmeat, Cachou / Comfit Boxes and Bonbonniares
Sugar and Biscuit Boxes
Bread and Cake Boxes
Salt and Spice Boxes
Food and Pantry Boxes
Boxed Ovens and Stoves
Picnic, Travel and Vintage Car Boxes
Tea Bottles and Canisters
Tobacco and Smoking Boxes
Boxes for Work, Play and the Boudoir
Alms / Collection / Religious Boxes
Ballot, Voting and Masonic Boxes
Occupational Boxes - for Beekeeper, Bookie, Carpenter / Cabinetmaker and Cobbler, Crystal Sets and Telephones
Document and Despatch Boxes
Medical and Dental Boxes
Boxes for Money and Protection of Property
Oriental Merchant's Box, Painter / Decorator's Boxes, Presentation V.I.P. Boxes, Boxed Scales, Scientific Boxes, Servicemen's Christmas Boxes, Shopkeeper's Box, Tinsmith's Box, Tool Atuis, Box for the Train Driver, Washing and Ironing Boxes
Boxes related to Play and Hobbies
Christening Boxes and Games for Children
Games for Adults
Collector's Boxes, Fishing Boxes
Boxes related to Music
Necessaires de Voyage / Travel, Carriage Boxes, Travel Clocks, Watch Boxes
Pets and Cricket Boxes, Photographic Boxes and Magic Lanterns, Reading / Books / Book-form Boxes, Seed, Plant and Gardening Boxes
Boxes for Sewing / Needlework
Atuis, Small Necessaires, Sewing Sets and Boxed Sewing Tools
Sewing / Needlework Boxes
Sewing Compendia and Miniature and Standard Sewing Tables
Straw-work Writing Boxes
Portable Writing Desks
Stationery / Folio, Letter and Copying Boxes
Boxes related to the Boudoir
Toiletry Boxes for Men and Women
Fashion and Beautification - Boxed Buckles and Buttons, Card Cases, Boxed Chatelaines, Collar, Necktie and Stud Boxes, Comb Boxes, Fan Boxes, Glove and Handkerchief Boxes
Minaudiares, Netsuke and Inro, Patch and Rouge Boxes
Powder and Powder Puff Boxes, Shoeshine Boxes, Spectacle Cases, Wigs, Wig Boxes and Powderers
The details in many sections are lacking, the writing does not flow in places, and there are also many grammatical mistakes.
Does not even begin to compare to ANTIQUE BOXES, Tea Caddies & Society by Clarke & O'Kelly which is wonderful.
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An exhaustive amount of research has gone in to this study of boxes from so many periods and regions of the world.
I think it is a steal for the price, and is my suggestion that anyone interested in this subject purchase the book now. It is one of those editions that will become an out-of-print costly collector's item in the not too distant future.
Thank you Ms. Cummins...just a joy.