“The Wanderer” Storybox Sculpture

Past Pieces

“The Wanderer” Storybox is set inside a little drawer circa 1910, originally from a pipe cabinet. The beautiful embroidery is circa 1930’s, and has the tiniest of stitches. Around the inside edge runs Victorian silk ribbon, c. late 1880’s, in a wonderful duck-egg blue, which I have hand-painted at the bottom to reflect the snow and river theme.

The tiny bear is a 1930’s painted metal figure (possibly lead).

The quote “not all those who wander are lost” is by J.R.R. Tolkien, from The Lord of the Rings, and is sculpted from wire. The words float over the front of the storybox.

The box is all wood, with a faux ivory handle to the top, and I have put little faux ivory feet on also, which were originally necklace beads, circa 1900’s.

It measures 12cm wide x 9.5cm tall (11.5cm including feet and top handle) x 6cm deep.