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Decorative boxes: Quiz


Question 1: Some of the most elegant and often ornate were in the styles of ________, George Hepplewhite and Thomas Sheraton.
Robert Adam1794EnglandLondon

Question 2: Gift boxes can be dressed with other gift ________ material, such as decorative ribbons and gift tissue paper.
Packaging and labelingRecyclingPlasticLabel

Question 3: Gentlemen of Quality, fops, and dandies possessed a great variety of snuff-boxes, some of which were quite rich in detail, with frames of gold encased with ________.

Question 4: These boxes were made of different materials such as wood, leather, ivory, silver, ________, tortoise shell, mother of pearl, and shagreen.

Question 5: The lids were often adorned with a portrait, a classical vignette, ________, hardstone inlays, or micromosaic panel.
Portrait miniatureNicholas HilliardSelf-portraitVictoria and Albert Museum

Question 6: A strong-box is a receptacle for money, ________ and securities.
EasementBargain and sale deedDeedLeasehold estate

Question 7: ________ boxes, enriched with enamels or set with diamonds or other precious stones.

Question 8: Mahogany and satinwood were the woods most frequently employed, and they were occasionally inlaid with ________ or edged with boxwood.
Cabinet makingMarquetryLapidaryIntarsia

Question 9: It is usually fitted with a tray divided into many small compartments for needles, reels of silk and ________, and other necessaries for stitchery.

Question 10: Some have extremely elaborate locks, such as Sir Thomas Bodley's strong-box in the ________, which has a locking mechanism in the under-side of the lid.
John Price (librarian)Edward Nicholson (librarian)Bodleian LibraryBodley's Librarian


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