Journal with Lock and Key, Antique Brown Leather - "The Brown Book"
This is a diary with lock and key, made of antiqued brown leather. It was designed to resemble a medieval tome or journal. The metal brads placed in the corners and the lock have a patina to fit the overall antique look of this book. The brads will allow it to lay flat when opened but the surface of the covers will never enter in contact with the table and thus will protect the decoration from scratching. I saw this system used in old books and I just loved it.
This book is available on backorder, please allow 5 working days for me to custom make it for you.
The spine was designed to resemble that of an old book; The raised bands were obtained with strips of leather underneath the one that covers it. It is decorated by tooling and leather paint.
The book measures 10.2 x 7.3 inches (26 x 18.5 cm). It is filled with writing paper and has 190 pages (380 sides). The paper is white, blank, it has 125 g/m², is hand torn and works for ink and dry media. This paper is acid free and does not bleed through.
The end pages are made of marbled paper with red and black veins on a brown background. The headbands are hand sewn by me from brown and black thread.
This journal is an art object. You can use it as a family book or as a secret journal, either way, you will love it once you’ll meet it.