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Thistle Threads

Flat Casket

$ 960.00

Thistle Threads

Flat Casket

$ 960.00

 The Non-Student Price includes the course.

The Student Price is discounted to $960. To order by subscription:

12-months Flat Casket ($80/month)

24-months Flat Casket ($40/month)

The flat casket is an affordable casket that trades small drawers for large useable spaces for your needlework items. Based on several a historic pieces, the tray is a direct measurement from a 17th century casket. Made of 55 pieces of clear pine wood, it has a total of two secret drawers! Richard Oedel of Fort Point Cabinetmakers and I have spent two years measuring original caskets to design this piece. All the hardware on the piece are made from original 17th century hardware that came off damaged embroidered caskets. They are cast in brass and then tinned to match the originals. The most elaborate reproduction materials is the lock and its associated hasp. Three caskets were sent through x-ray machines to get accurate measurements off the internal structure and then designed by me and made by Peter Ross, Historic Blacksmith. The prototype locks were then scaled by Anderson & Stauffer for the caskets and made in their English factory. 

The casket and its features can be seen by following the pictures to see the drawers, secret drawers, trays, spaces, and sliding panels. The pictured example does not show the locks installed. The original model this was taken from had mirrors on the sides of the casket that the tray slid into. Others I have seen use padded sides, covered with silk and quilted. This piece has an extra 1/8" tolerance on all sides to enable the maker to install the mirrors or padded sides to make their piece ever so much luxurious looking. 

Included with the wooden casket form pricing are the following, installed: 

  • one tin plated brass escutcheons
  • two large tin plated brass lid hinges
  • one lid lock and hasp
  • four mirror brackets from tin plaited brass (not pictured)
  • a lock key
  • turned wood feet

The casket will be shipped via a mutually acceptable shipper (UPS is preferred shipper). Caskets will be shipped after shipping invoice is paid and the last payment is made. Note that the caskets are being sold at a large discount to the students and thus the actual cost will be listed on the customs/insurance forms, so know your local customs regulations. If desired, I can ship to a USA address for collection. 

Casket is: 11.5" wide x 8" deep x 7.5" high without feet