This little chest is one of my recent thrift store finds. It’s marked “Made in Italy” on the bottom, and is lined with gold velvet inside, including inside the lid. I wonder if it was made to hold a religious item of some sort.
The moment I saw it I was struck by it. I love the detailing on it, the fact that it’s worn here and there, and that the lid doesn’t open completely evenly – it’s obviously been opened and closed many, many times.
I wonder what has been secreted away inside it over the years.
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