Joseph has a passion in nurturing old string instruments back to health and has carried out conservation projects photographing the work in progress.
Antigone has been dealing in boxes for nearly thirty years, delving into their history and finding them appreciative homes. Too busy sourcing boxes, she leaves the running of the house to the cats. They may be contacted at Pandora@hygra.com.
The history of antique boxes is finally told in a comprehensive way with wonderful photos of quality boxes and details of the contemporary events and fashions that influenced their design and construction.
Whether you are a collector or not, this book will captivate you as it takes you back to a time when the box was as necessary in society as today's computer. The box is now a time piece that represents the artistic flair and superb craftsmanship prevalent in the 18th and 19th centuries. This book gives antique boxes the admiration they deserve!