Renaissance embroidered domed casket
Circa 1530 - 1560
English, but possibly made by an Italian
W 19 1/2" × H 12" × D 13"
Stock # Marh2715
Renaissance embroidered domed lidded casket with lion pad feet. Embroidered floral designs to all sides and top with roses. In the last image shown here, Henry VIII is sat in an Italian armchair and next to this is an Italian bed, but in an English Palace. Boxes and caskets like this piece would have been used throughout the palaces by the King, Queens and nobles.
Henry VIII inventories: item 12429, lytle chestes of printed leather of redde grene & blake. Note: although this mentions leather there would have been embroidered examples too.