Assemblage miniature Catherine by MesssieJessie

An assemblage miniature Catherine

Measuring 31 cm high, 23 cm wide when closed, 15 cm depth.

An assemblage piece comprised from two pieces that came my way. One, a well used and i’m sure well loved old writing box, and a simple wooden box; both needing a lot of T.L.C. The simple wooden box dates back to 1830, it was lovingly made by John Williamsins for his fiance Catherine Jones, who both appear to have lived in a small village named Llanerchymedd, on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales.

I could only rescue the lid of the simple wooden box, which has on it an inscription from John to Catherine. Using the writing box with the lid I’ve weaved my own little tale of Catherine. I imagined her to be curious and excited by life, thus being an avid collector and reader, making her slightly untidy. The whole piece opens up like a book. In what I call the blue room are collected, spread out on the floor, an array of papers and books ready to be examined. At the side of these is a small pot of tea and a reading lamp.

The backgrounds are all painted with acrylics and collaged. The portrait hanging above the table is an original small antique photograph and frame with glass front, its a beautiful piece. The cabinet does open and the small reading lamp works by a battery powered LED. All items are glued down.

Included are two miniature dresses. The first is made of the book papers and the second from vintage silk.

The inscription in the lid is original.

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