These boxes were inspired by a very tiny walnut box I bought on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy while performing there with the Martha Graham Dance Company around 1985. The Ponte Vecchio is a Medieval stone bridge that still has shops on it. The walnut I bought had a fine sterling edge around each half, a tiny sterling hinge and closure. I always wanted to make one with a leather hing and closure -and this is the end result of that dream. It is not a box to open and close (as a pill box) but one to put something precious inside it, and close it as a keepsake, or as I think of it – An Heirloom Box.