Utrecht Wooden Pochade Thumb Box

MP Code #MP-51761-001   Item #51761-1001

WARNING: This product contains a chemical known in the State of California to cause cancer.

This elegant Jullian made Plein Air lightweight box weighs just over 2 lbs.

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7 1/4" x 9 1/4"
7 1/4" x 9 1/4" In Stock
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Elegant Lightweight Plein Air Paint Box Made Exclusively for Utrecht By Jullian of Paris. This elegant lightweight box weighs only 2 lbs 6oz. making it ideal for Plein Air painting. Crafted of solid wood with a light cherry finish, it features brass hardware and an adjustable shoulder strap. The interior of the box has a hinged canvas panel top, a slide out wooden palette and 3 storage compartments. Dimensions: 7 1/4" x 9 1/4" x 2 1/2".

Size: 7 1/4" x 9 1/4"

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  • Great pochade box

    Reviewed on 5/24/2016

    As reviewed by Robert B.

    Experience: NOVICE

    Utrecht has you indicate your level of experience before writing a review --- student, novice, or professional. I've been painting for decades but, in the field, I often feel like a novice. But whatever. The right equipment is, obviously, extremely important. I find this pochade box to be very well made and durable. The dimensions are right. Others might find it a bit small, but the entire point is that it be easy to bring along on a walk about. I never feel as though I am lugging my equipment along. It is easy to slip into a bag with a sketch book of the same size. Plein air painting is all about sticking to the essentials. Keep your work simple and direct, and invest in the right equipment. This pochade box will become a piece of equipment you rely on for years to come. [...]

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  • Pleinairscapes

    Reviewed on 10/12/2016

    As reviewed by Morgan

    Experience: PROFESSIONAL

    I was hooked on this box after watching the official "Jullian" commercial with the "Blockx" tube paints included. Since that box w/Blockx paints was well out my finacial league, I was thrilled to discover that Utrecht had virtually the same box still by Jullian, for far less cost. I bought it immediately from my local Utrecht store, mostly because I thought it was so fabulously "glamorous"... which indeed it is! I couldn't wait to take it out and use it in the field. .... In the real working world, however, I discovered that the side hinge did not have the strength to hold the lid in place. Consequently, every time I placed my panels into the lid to begin painting, the lid would fall over backward. ... I've had to tweak this box by removing the rear brass hinges and replacing them with "torque" hinges that require no lid stay. Now the only thing left to do is to attach a mounting plate on the bottom in order to be able to mount this little gem of a box onto a tripod. (I don't like holding anything while I paint - not even this box by the thumbhole). .... All in all I still love this box because of its beauty and ease - but the ease only developed because I switched out those hinges. ... So buyer be forwarned that the lid just may not hold your panels securely in place - and it may fall over backward no matter how hard the side screw is tightned. Torque hinges is definitely the way to go with this little gem.

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  • Great Little Box

    Reviewed on 12/29/2015

    As reviewed by Barbara

    Experience: PROFESSIONAL

    Even though I've been painting for 30 years, I'm fairly new to plein air painting. I have a larger set up that all goes into a fairly large backpack, but this little box is really good for throwing into a tote bag in the car for a trip to the beach, mountains, picnic, etc. One reviewer reported the hardware on the box as being "cheap". Even though the hardware is not heavy duty, I found it sufficient for the small box in which the structure all seemed geared towards light weight and efficiency. Due to arthritis in my hands, the thumb hold soon got uncomfortable, but I fixed that by wrapping cloth or folded paper towel around the part of the thumb that comes in contact with the box. It would be better if the small turn-screw knob that tightens the lid in an upright position would tighten up more, but so far that hasn't bothered me because I tend to hold the box on a backward slant and I haven't had any trouble keeping the lid in an upright position. I have yet to use the box in really windy conditions, which may make it harder to keep the top open. I thought about this purchase a long time before deciding to buy because of the price. When it went on sale I decided to go for it, and even though the sale price is still a bit high, I'm glad I made the purchase.

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