box

box
Title
box
Date 
1780-1790
Medium 
Wood, paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 1/8 x 6 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 2.9 x 17.1 x 8.3 cm )
Description 
Plain rectangular wooden box with hinged lid, originally for coin scale; paper affixed inside lid with handwritten lists of weights for coins of France, Spain, England, and Portugal.
Credit Line 
Gift of Col. DeWitt C. Falls, 1925
Object Number 
189
Marks 
handwritten in ink: on left side of paper affixed inside lid: "Coins of France & Spain." (with weights listed in two columns) handwritten in ink: on right side of paper affixed inside lid: "England & Portugal." (with weights listed in two columns) handwritten in ink: on label affixed inside base: "Old box [which contained a / steel pair of money scales with / brass bowls, probably made / about 1784 (not included as / donation)] / Presented by Col. Dewitt C. / Falls, April 16, 1925 / Museum Accession #189"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group