Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

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Paper Boxes
 
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of Paper Boxes. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.

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The Decameron Box 1432

This box, which from its date may equally well have been folded from parchment as from paper, is pictured in an illustrated version of 'The Decameron' by Boccacio, page 289 verse, dedicated to the 8th day, 76th storytelling, which is held in the library of Arsenal, in Paris and dates to 1432.

As far as I know this picture was first drawn to the attention of the paperfolding world in a letter from Barbara Benson of Atlanta Georgia (aka Donna Serena de Riva) to David Lister, see https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/11546606/paper-folding-in-15th-century-europe-welcome-to-my-website-it-

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The Catherine of Cleves Box 1440

As far as I know this box was first drawn to the attention of the paperfolding world in a letter from Barbara Benson of Atlanta Georgia (aka Donna Serena de Riva) to David Lister, see https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/11546606/paper-folding-in-15th-century-europe-welcome-to-my-website-it-

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The Sanbo c1720

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The Sanbo on Legs 1734

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The Open Box 1859.

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The Solid Box 1859.

The Junk Box 1859

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The Blintz Box or Masu 1874

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The Patisserie Box 1893

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The Star-Shaped Box 1931.

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