Boxes & Cradles

We offer a range of handmade boxes using high quality materials to suit a variety of budgets. See below for some examples.

Cloth covered drop-back boxes:

These boxes provide archival quality protection for high-value books. With a robust mill-board structure and strong double-warp cloth covering, they provide support and protection, but also help to buffer from fluctuations in environmental conditions. Options include leather spines (as below) or added pressure flaps – idea for storing parchment books which may be prone to pushing open the lid of a standard box.

cloth drop-back box



Phase boxes:

These boxes are a made-to-measure but affordable storage solution for fragile books. The examples below are a standard archival phase box with ties, and a more decorative box in Dutch handmade paper with fore-edge slot.






Book shoes:

Book shoes are a clever way of supporting the text-blocks of large volumes without obscuring their spines. They are particularly useful in historic collections where space is at a premium and it is important to maintain the aesthetic of a library shelf.

Book cradles:

Book cradles allow precious books to be displayed safely. We can create custom cradles for individual books or collections and help with the installation of your exhibition, including the mounting of captions.




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