Anonymous note

Anonymous note

17th Century

Folded and sealed with an impression of a sun. Edged in gold leaf with a second sun symbol also in gold. Text reads “Every woman is the architect of her own fortune”.

This anonymous letter, sealed by letterlocking, offers a glimpse into how people communicated and protected their privacy in the past. Its intricate folds and seal suggest it was meant for a specific recipient and not for public consumption.

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Object details

Object Type Letter
Materials and techniques
Creators Thomas Love
Creation date 2017
Project The Miniaturist
Copyright © The Forge / BBC

About this object record

This object was created as a prop or piece of scenic set dressing for a film or television production. It is neither an historic original or an object from the archives but a carefully crafted fake designed to entertain.