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Box

Box
Title
Box
Date 
ca. 1831
Medium 
Wood, metal, paint, paper, textile
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. ( 19 x 31.8 x 21.6 cm )
Description 
Rectangular wooden box with domed, hinged lid, round mounts and wire handles on each side, and metal hooks to fasten box to lid; lid printed with street scene on present-day Park Place in lower Manhattan, with St. Paul's Church at upper left corner, and with vehicles including an omnibus, landaus, trolley, and a horse and dray, and pedestrians, in brown, blue, orange, and darker yellow on pale yellow ground, with green scalloped border; box painted yellow with edges painted with green scalloped border; inside of box covered with marbleized paper in shades of brown and green.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Bayard Verplanck
Object Number 
1956.203
Marks 
printed: on box lid: "ST. PAUL'S CHURCH BROADWAY N.Y. 1831" printed: on box lid, on building to left: "MUSEUM"; various other inscriptions on other parts of scene, identifying buildings and vehicles
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group