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The bookbinding is covered with red velvet; each cover is mounted with a pierced silver rectangular plaque. At the center is an oval medallion with a beaded border enclosing a profile bust-on the front Charles I and on the back Henrietta Maria. The surrounding foliate cartouche is enclosed in a...

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Mrs. Scott Murray, Hampshire; Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 1962–63; purchased from How (of Edinburgh), London, by the MFA for £880. (Accession date: September 18, 1963)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), about 1640–55

Object Place

London, England


H. 15.6 cm (6 1/8 in.); W. 9.2 cm (3 5/8 in.); D. 2.9 cm (1 1/8 in.);

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Medium or Technique

Silver; red velvet; paper (?) and ink