|Celebration Memory Boxes
Don't You Wish You'd Been Bought One As A Child?
"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
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
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.