Petite Peacock Jewelry Box
|A Smithsonian Institution Exclusive|
Store favorite jewelry pieces in this intricately “feathered” Petite Peacock Jewelry Box whose hand-painted plumage (sides as well as lid) is worthy of the jewelry it will hold and guard. Three felt-lined interior sections, one with ring slots. Mirrored lid. Footed underside. Zinc, epoxy. 4.9"l. x 4.72"w. x 2.16"h.
Redecorated in 1876-77 by James McNeill Whistler (of Whistler’s Mother fame) with peacock-themed murals, panels, patterns, and palette, this former London dining room was purchased by Charles Lang Freer in 1904, moved to his Detroit mansion, and later donated to our Freer Gallery of Art. This stunning Petite Peacock Jewelry Box takes its inspiration from this beautiful room.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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