Since I posted Turner's 19th-century paintbox (as seen in the Tate archives) back in June and these last week, it's hard to resist sharing some other distinguished looking boxes that I discovered via the archives of Le Divan Fumoir Bohemian.
Each wooden box of pastels above is from La Maison du Pastel and the one at top holds 567 colors.
Le Divan Fumoir Bohemian's source for antique paintboxes, Green & Stone of Chelsea, is really terrific. The example shown here is a circa 1830 mahogany watercolor box with original paints (sold).
Below, a late-19th-century draftsman's set, also sold.
On this side of the pond, Elizabeth Stuart Design continues adding new small accessories to the shop's fall inventory. In general these are more attainable than the 19th-century paintboxes. Click here for more.
By the way, La Maison du Pastel's "making of" video is a must see.