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A collection of English, French, and German snuff and patch boxes from the October 2010 Skinner Auction of European Furniture & Decorative Arts - I really just like little boxes for some reason. Vintage Tins, Vintage Antiques, Casa Hipster, Objets Antiques, Vintage Accessoires, Antique Boxes, Pretty Box, Pill Boxes, Displaying Collections

Where Are all the Young Collectors?

The collecting hobby is disappearing and collectors societies are aging. Young people are far more interested in gadgets than objects.

Erin Ciulla, Canada Phase I Suitcase containing miniature books with mixed media, found materials, and handmade paper. x x cm 2005 Artists' Books / Livre d'artiste Book Art, Artist's Book, Old Books, Vintage Books, Vintage Suitcases, Vintage Luggage, Antique Books, Children's Books, Vintage Sewing

A baby suitcase filled with baby books.

Why is everything in the world so much cuter when it's in miniature?

Antique pocket bible scroll at the Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. Antique pocket bible scroll at the Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. Old Books, Antique Books, Vintage Books, Pocket Bible, Victoria Magazine, Medieval Books, Handmade Books, Book Binding, Illuminated Manuscript

To the Manor Born: Chatillon-DeMenil - Victoria Magazine

Learn all about the mansion Chatillon-DeMenil and its storied French heritage in this article from Victoria Magazine.

Victorian Tunnel Books provide layers of intriguing, detailed illustrations that combine into three-dimensional images. You won't find these on your e-reader! Paper Book, Paper Art, Paper Crafts, Antique Books, Vintage Books, Up Book, Book Art, Altered Books, Altered Art

"The" Mrs. Astor

4. Peepshows and Other Optical Amusements So what were the proper Knickerbockers of Caroline Astor’s youth amusing themselves with in the days before Facebook and Glee? Sedate “parlor amusements” such as peep shows!. First of all… if you are going to search for this term in Google, BE PREPARED! There is a more prevalent naughty …

A fine French Palais Royal sewing box with a full complement of tools. I might even sew if I had this sewing kit :)) Sewing Tools, Sewing Crafts, Sewing Projects, Sewing Kits, Vintage Sewing Notions, Antique Sewing Machines, Couture Vintage, Sewing Baskets, Sewing Accessories

tools of the trade

sitting with my parents and uncle steve in the kitchen an hour before we leave for the party and i've been going through pinterest while we chat. it's led to this little compilation of crochet, lace, embroidery and handiwork. i feel like we're in a sewing circle without the sewing. so many cultures centered around perfecting…

Fifi Flowers: A Fan of Marie Antoinette. Antique Fans, Vintage Fans, Vintage Accessories, Fashion Accessories, Hand Held Fan, Hand Fans, Look At My, Vintage Outfits, Vintage Fashion

Fan | French | The Met

18th century ivory, linen fan (Source: The Metropolitan Museum, Gift of Mrs. Henry J. Bernheim, 1959)

German Gold-Mounted Porcelain Snuff Box, Painted in the Manner of Watteau, used to belong to Baron Max von Goldschmidt-Rothschild Bottle Box, Antique Boxes, Antique Gold, Pretty Box, Gold Box, Pill Boxes, Jewellery Boxes, Objet D'art, Little Boxes

40 Rearest Snuff Boxes

Paintings by Old Masters, Modern and Contemporary Artists, Famous and Less Known Fine Art, Art History, Portraits, Landscape and Figurative Painting, Genre Painting, Still Life, Graphics

>y<: Century Brise silk covered red lacquer sticks Antique Fans, Vintage Fans, Hand Held Fan, Hand Fans, Chinese Fans, Fan Decoration, V & A Museum, 18th Century Fashion, 19th Century

Vintage Fan: 18th Century Brise silk covered red lacquer sticks

Explore CharmaineZoe's Marvelous Melange's photos on Flickr. CharmaineZoe's Marvelous Melange has uploaded 24314 photos to Flickr.

medicine chest, Vincenzo Giustiniani, the last Genoese governor of the Island of Chios in the eastern Aegean Sea, in the On a box from the middle drawer is painted the symbol of Chios - a black eagle above a three-towered castle. Les Gobelins, Objets Antiques, Collections D'objets, Black Eagle, Science Museum, Medical History, 16th Century, Oeuvre D'art, Curiosity

me likes...now without nasty stuff again..

lunaghoststar: “ Genoese Medicine Chest, 1562-1566 This magnificent and unique medicine chest was made for Vincenzo Giustiniani (d. 1570), the last Genoese governor of the island of Chios in the...

Like a Zoetrope, but instead of seeing the animation through slits in the wheel, it is reflected in the mirror in the center. Art Optical, Optical Illusions, Victorian Toys, Cabinet Of Curiosities, Camera Obscura, Historical Artifacts, Art Classroom, Stop Motion, Antique Shops

Antique Praxinoscope

Like a Zoetrope, but instead of seeing the animation through slits in the wheel, it is reflected in the mirror in the center. From the Toy Museum in Prague, Czech Republic

The Wellcome Library has acquired a century manuscript with fold-out illustrations relating to astrology and medicine. Previously unknown to scholars, it turns out to have been owned by eccentric English poet Edith Sitwell. Medieval Books, Medieval Life, Medieval Manuscript, Medieval Art, Illuminated Manuscript, Old Books, Antique Books, Up Book, Book Art

A Babe & Her Beasts Mini-Album by Vanessa - rukristin

The following is a guest post from Awesome Ladies Creative Team member Vanessa. Today Vanessa is sharing another one of

Фенакистископ To see the images on the discs designed for this English Phenakistoscope, c. viewers would look through the slots in the discs and see the animations in the mirror. Antique Toys, Vintage Toys, Persistence Of Vision, Ex Machina, Stop Motion, Old Toys, Optical Illusions, Victorian Era, Archaeology

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(via Dawn of the Flick: The Doctors, Physicists, and Mathematicians Who Made the Movies | Collectors Weekly)

yvette hawkins Handmade Journals, Handmade Books, Journal Notebook, Art Journal Pages, Altered Books, Altered Art, Libros Pop-up, Art Assignments, Book Letters

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