Box

Object Number: 
1936.791
Date: 
1780-1830
Medium: 
Wood, leather, brass, iron, hair, pearl
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 13 x 8 1/2 in. ( 15.2 x 33 x 21.6 cm )
Description: 
Rectangular wooden box with flat, hinged lid, painted latch and escutcheon, and oval mount with bail handle on top of box; box covered with reddish-brown leather and ornamented with brass tacks or studs; tacks around edges of lid and box, forming arcs around corners, latch, and oval around handle on top, forming boundaries for areas covered in black leather; leather fringe following from lid, with pinked edges; inside covered with yellow satin with printed floral pattern in gray and white, lid held open with two fabric hinges; also contains key, lock of brown hair, and two pearls.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this box belonged to Israel Corse's family.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Lena Cadwalader Evans
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group