Letter casket, Matthijs Horrix (attributed to), c. 1808 - c. 1810

Letter casket, Matthijs Horrix (attributed to), c. 1808 - c. 1810

gilding, h 56cm × w 54cm × d 45cm More details

This letter casket or box comes from Louis Napoleon’s office in the royal palace. It was a new type of furniture, used to store documents for the King’s attention so that servants could not read them. The casket’s form is based on a shield from antiquity.

On display in room 1.12

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