Wood, paper, brass
Overall: 7 1/2 x 13 7/8 x 8 3/4 in. ( 19 x 35.2 x 22.2 cm )
Rectangular wooden box with flat, hinged lid, brass handle at center of top, and brass keyhole surround; lithographed images cut out and applied to surface and coated with several layers of varnish (decoupage, or découpage), taking on grain of wood; images include street scene, coats of arms, bald eagles, urns, hearts, wreaths, friezes, etc.; inside, lithographed images cut out and pasted to inside of lid, and to top of lid of two compartments to side of box.
Gift of Mr. John V. Irwin
applied: to front: "E M"
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