The Collection

Your selection



Buy this image Add this to a collection
Share or embed this object   

Work box


Object connections:

Collection Furniture
User collections what's in the box? by lucinda
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Littler, William Thomas
VesselsCorinth 1870

Object details:

Object ID AAA3393
Description Marquetry work box inlaid with Australian and New Zealand woods. The lid has an oval eight-pointed star/ compass rose at centre with border of chevrons, all in inlaid woods. Inside the lid the box has another star in a diamond surround and inlaid border. There is a fitted tray with a central purple-covered pin cushion and eleven lidded compartments with inlaid dot designs at the corners. Made by the ship's carpenter of HMS 'Corinth' for the wife of the master - Captain William Thomas Littler.
Date made late 19th century

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials velvet; metal; wood
Measurements Overall: 114 x 356 x 229 mm
  • Work box (AAA3393)
    Help us

    Do you know more about this?

    Share your knowledge