Box, treasure ; 2016.18


Box, treasure

About this object

Box, treasure box; a special feature of this box is the embroidered WW1 card sent back from the war which has been used and placed on the lid of the box. The text reads: " For my Dear Mother".

The "To My Dear Mother" card was sent to Grandma Switzer by her son, Cyril Switzer during the First World War 1914-1918. It was made into this card box many, many years later by Nana Dawson.

Using pre-used materials. this box is made out of mainly floral- patterned greeting cards that have been plastic coated.

The box is hexagonal in shape, each piece has a line of holes, and is joined with a band of crochet. The box has an opening at the top and the lid has no fastening.

Inside the box, there is another piece of this WW1 card which is a small oval shape, the text on it reads "For Home and Country".

The inside lid and base of the container are made from plastic coated pieces of wallpaper, not card.

Medium and Materials

processed material, cardboard
processed material, plastic
processed material, cotton


w: 155mm x h 78mm

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