Sintra Forest Jewelry Box — SOLD
This unique Sintra box is handcrafted and signed by Karen Kelleher Carneiro. A perfect home for jewelry, keepsakes or as a beautiful gift. Inspired by the nature and Portuguese history, it is a one of a kind functional piece of art.
The wooden box has been enhanced with gold leaf and patinas in reds, browns and greens. Protected with a glossy resin finish, easily cleaned with a damp cloth.
The decorative lid has a photomontage of a forest taken in Sintra, Portugal and an antique Portuguese map. Dried fern leaves layered with encaustic wax and lace-like paper frame the photo. Adorned with a patina gold leaf strip and an oxidized iron butterfly. The sides are decorated with dried leaves. The lid is hinged in the back with a front latch. The bottom is felt lined with marbleized legs.
The interior is painted a metallic copper and varnished. The padded bottom is lined with cinnamon colored ultra suede. The interior lid is lined with an antique Portuguese map from 1654.
16cm/6.25” length x 16cm/6.25” width x 6cm/2.5” height