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We all have important things, sacred things, things we want to keep away from prying eyes or harm or both. This treasure box masquerades as a piece of wall art, but you can tuck your precious mementos and valuables inside.

I created this functional art piece from a reclaimed wood frame, a cigar box, and an antique mailbox door. There is a tiny collage ('find something') in the door's window, and it's backed on the inside with a little handpainted cork memo board. The inside is fully lined with bamboo art paper. The exterior is embellished with beautiful antique aqua glass buttons, an antique drawer pull, an antique watch chain, brass grommets, a silk-covered button and filigree bits of broken cast iron hooks.

Even the key is altered and carries a tongue-in-cheek warning that used to be part of a very old train ticket: 'Not good if detached.' You can hide the key away (there's a spare I will send along, as well) or you can make it part of the sculpture by hanging it on the red silk button by its gold satin tassel.

The antique watch chain serves as a decorative hanger, but I've attached a brass sawtooth hanger to the back for extra stability in fixing the box to the wall.

This completely one of a kind piece of artwork measures approximately 9½"h x 10¼"w x 4½"d overall and will come signed and dated by me, the artist.

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I use repurposed/recycled packing materials wherever possible, and I gladly combine shipping on multiple purchases from my shop.

International Buyers,
I would love to ship awesome vintage goods on over to you! Prior to purchase, however, you need to contact me for shipping rates to your region. I can then customize the shipping portion of this listing especially for you.

Shipping prices quoted are just my best guesstimates based on an item's size, shape and weight. I'd be happy to provide you with an exact quote based on your region; just convo me with a city or zip code and I'll get back to you as quickly as possible then adjust the shipping rate for you if applicable. Thanks!

treasure box assemblage -- functional mixed media art piece

$129.00 USD
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: keys, antique metal mailbox door, cast iron filigree, antique buttons, vintage paper ephemera, tassel, cigar box, antique watch chain, art paper
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
  • Feedback: 23 reviews
  • Favorited by: 14 people