Casket is covered with long-stitch in silk, with a scene of figures in a landscape on the top, which opens, and a figure on each of the doors. Known as ‘The Little Gidding Cabinet’, this casket was probably the work of one of the Miss Colletts, nieces of Nicholas Ferrar who founded the Little Gidding community in Huntingdonshire in 1626.The cabinet remained in the Collett family and was eventually sold, with other relics from the community, in 1892. It was purchased by Queen Victoria for £25
Emile Galle - Walnut and Marquetry Inlaid Casket, circa 1900. Signed with inlaid signature Gallé. Inlaid with tulips and with applied carved whiplashes framing each side, the hinged cover carved with foliate motifs to each corner and enclosing a void interior, the bronze escutcheon cast as a moth. H: 28cm, W: 36cm, D: 24cm. Sold at GBP 9360 in Sep 2003, Sotheby's.