Octagonal Box,15th century  Spanish.  Ivory and various wood inlays,polychromy,gilt copper alloy mounts.

Octagonal Box Date: century Culture: Spanish Medium: Ivory & various wood inlays, polychromy, gilt-copper alloy mounts Dimensions: Overall: 6 x 5 x 5 in. x x cm) Classification: Ivories

Container for Holy Oils, carved bone decorated with engraving and pigment, Northeastern France c. 500 - 700 AD

Container for Holy Oils, carved bone decorated with engraving and pigment, Northeastern France c. 500 - 700 AD at the Met Museum, USA

Marriage casket, 14th century. Artist Unidentified artist, French, 14th century French. Ivory casket with engraved silver mounts. Decorated with 15 reliefs, each depicting an amorous couple; on the lid 4, on the front 3 on each side 2 (the right hand with Tristan and Iseult watched by King Marke, and a couple playing chess). The silver straps engraved with long-necked dragons; engraved silver esutcheon over key-tablet, 16th-17th century. Panel and strap at left side broken.

Marriage casket, 14th century. Artist Unidentified artist, French, 14th century French. Ivory casket with engraved silver mounts. Decorated with 15 reliefs, each depicting an amorous couple; on the lid 4, on the front 3 on each side 2 (the right hand with Tristan and Iseult watched by King Marke, and a couple playing chess). The silver straps engraved with long-necked dragons; engraved silver esutcheon over key-tablet, 16th-17th century. Panel and strap at left side broken.

ITALIAN, TUSCANY, 13TH/ 14TH CENTURY  DAGGER BOX WITH THE ARMS OF THE RONCHIVECCI, UBERI, SCARLATTI AND BALDOVINI FAMILIES

ITALIAN, TUSCANY, 13TH/ 14TH CENTURY DAGGER BOX WITH THE ARMS OF THE RONCHIVECCI, UBERI, SCARLATTI AND BALDOVINI FAMILIES

Idea Inspiration whippet? Think something along this line would be nice in crewel work. Skrin från Dalhem socken 14-1500-tal Fornsalen Visby

Think something along this line would be nice in crewel work.

Chest said to be "14th Century Medieval English Oak Iron Bound Chest" Unknown source.

Chest said to be Century Medieval English Oak Iron Bound Chest" Unknown source.

Casket with Erotes and Animals Date: 12th century Geography: Made in Northern Adriatic Culture: Italian or Byzantine Medium: Bone plaques and ornamental strips over wooden casket with silk lining; copper handle, clasps, lock plate, and nails Dimensions: Overall: 4 3/4 x 15 1/2 x 7 3/4in. (12.1 x 39.4 x 19.7cm) Classification: Ivories

Casket with Erotes and Animals, Byzantine The Met. century Overall: 4 x 15 x 7 Bone plaques and ornamental strips over wooden casket with silk lining; copper handle, clasps, lock plate, and nails

Game Box (open) ~ Italian ~ 14th century ~ Bone, wood, stain over wood core with paper and textile lining, metal mounts ~ Metropolitan Museum of Art ~ Bone and wood inlays embellish exterior of this wood box. The top is designed for backgammon or the game of tables, while the sides contain repeating lozenges with pinwheel patterns. The underside functions as a chessboard with stained bone squares, alternating green and natural bone color.

Game Box (open) ~ Italian ~ 14th century ~ Bone, wood, stain over wood core with paper and textile lining, metal mounts ~ Metropolitan Museum of Art ~ Bone and wood inlays embellish exterior of this wood box. The top is designed for backgammon or the game of tables, while the sides contain repeating lozenges with pinwheel patterns. The underside functions as a chessboard with stained bone squares, alternating green and natural bone color.

Tristan and Isolde casket, Northern Europe c. 1350-70 - V&A opens new furniture gallery

V&A opens new furniture gallery

Casket Place of origin: Europe (western, made) Date: (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Oak, carved and painted, with metal mounts and textile/paper lining

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