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Celebration Box To Store Memories When Child Is Growing Up

Don't You Wish You'd Been Bought One As A Child?

Click To Enlarge  Beautiful handmade box with lid open, showing interior upholstery with racing car theme Edge to box, showing the highly figured Macassa Ebony A childhood of memories safe forever. Precision made hinges and expert upholstery

"In designing a Memory Box for our son, we wanted to create something that was beautiful to look at, beautifully crafted, and above all unique. Working with Wheathills we achieved just what we were hoping for - a master-crafted, bespoke piece that reflects the contemporary design we were looking for. We are now lucky enough to have a true family heirloom that will be treasured for generations to come."

Julia Robberts

Handmade Memory Boxes Visit

Following a recent recommendation a lady from California contacted us looking for something memorable to give her young child as a special gift.
Initially, she considered choosing an antique, after we suggested making an individual piece she preferred the idea of creating something unique and highly personalised.

Wheathills Cabinet Makers Making Dovetail Joints For Memory Box

We set about developing ideas and put forward a Memory Box designed to resemble an old fashioned envelope. The theme reinforced the idea that the box was designed to house important documents that related to the child's life - both childhood and adulthood.

The style of the box is contemporary, even though it is traditional in construction and use of material. Wheathills' Cabinet Makers constructed the Memory Box from a light-coloured Birch with overlaid veneers of Macassa Ebony; these are quartered on the diagonal to give the appearance of an old envelope. The lid is personalised with a silver mounted cartouche bearing the child's initials and positioned off-centre and is designed to represent the old seal used on documents.
The interior has been individualised and upholstered using a carefully chosen fabric with hand made handles and fittings in silver gilt and the cartouche in solid hall- marked sterling silver.
The exterior has been traditionally finished by our French Polishers.

Please use this form to request more information and our brochure the 'Little Book of Memories' or, to further your interest in our handcrafted Memory Boxes, please email us - or ring us on Derby (01332) 824819 , also you are very welcome to visit us in our restored 18th Century Derbyshire premises at Wheathills Farm, Brun Lane, Derby, DE22 4LY - please see our Contact Page for a map.


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