[Detail, Case for Toilet Set, German (Augsburg) 1743–45, Wood, leather, iron, silk velvet. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.]
Coming to The Met in December: Thinking Outside the Box. Gathering an array of noteworthy travel cases, strongboxes, small chests and lidded storage containers, this exhibition will spotlight 100 boxes from the museum's European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Department. The old leather and wood case, above -- also part of The Met's permanent collection -- is shown here as Object of the Day simply because it caught my eye.
Related past post: Functional Beauty.