Seaweed Treasure Box
Handy 'treasure' box to keep jewellery, desk accessories, small cosmetic items such as cotton face pads & cotton wool balls or any small items you treasure. Made of Morris and Co. Seaweed wallpaper and sturdy board, this box is a useful and attractive addition to a dressing table or desk.
Coordinate with the our photo wallet and pen pot to make a desk set, for a stylish and unique gift.
Box measures: 17.5 cm x 13 cm x 7 cm
Handmade in Devon with 100% recycles pH neutral board and Morris and Co. wallpaper
The Seaweed pattern was designed as a wallpaper by John Henry Dearle for Morris & Co. in the late C19th. Dearle began his long employment with Morris & Co working as a teenager in the firm's Oxford Street shop. William Morris took him under his wing and trained him to work firstly in the stain glass and then as his tapestry assistant. By the early 1880s, Dearle was responsible for training tapestry assistants for the firm. His natural aptitude for design then lead him to becoming, alongside May Morris, the key designer for embroidery patterns at Morris & Co. After the death of William Morris, Dearle became Art Director of Morris & Co.