Shell Art Large Box Trimmed With Rickrack, Lined in Velvet
Shell Art Large Box Trimmed With Rickrack, Lined in Velvet

Shell Art Large Box Trimmed With Rickrack, Lined in Velvet

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This beautifully crafted shell art box was a real labor of love for a talented artisan. The rows of seashells used to cover the wooden box are from ark clams with hundreds of broken bits of other shells cemented (with a thin layer of plaster) between them. Studded between the ark shells on the front and sides (but cleverly not on the back) are dozens of tiny whole shells such as drills and buttons and even the "knob' to lift the lid is a shell (part of a lightning whelk). Three edges are trimmed in silver rickrack and the interior is lined with royal blue velvet, which trims the edges of the lid when the box is closed. As a final touch, the four feet on the bottom, which is covered in royal blue felt, are ark shells, too.

The box is roomy, measuring 8 inches wide by 6 1/2 inches front to back and almost 4 inches tall. It's in wonderful condition, with just a few chipped shells that may have been applied that way to begin with. The rickrack, velvet and felt are not worn and amazingly the four shell feet are whole. If you love shell art, as we do, this box is a winner.
© Linda Henrich

PYH 4104

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