Box

Object Number: 
1944.246
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Wood, leather, brass, copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 6 x 3 1/2 in. ( 10.2 x 15.2 x 8.9 cm )
Marks: 
written: in black ink on label affixed to bottom of box: "Aunt Annie's/little trunk she/had from childhood/I think was given her/by Aunt Elizabeth Waller"
Description: 
Rectangular wooden box with domed, hinged lid, covered in black leather, with strips of red leather (with scallops) attached to edges with brass studs; at center of lid, brass handle in the shape of basket of fruit with ring attached; rectangular copper escutcheon and brass lock; inside of box covered with paper impressed with floral design, with soft texture, inside of lid covered with metallic paper impressed with floral design.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this box was given to Anna Brookes Waller by her aunt Elizabeth Waller. Anna Brookes Waller was the granddaughter of Joshua Brookes.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Walter S. Poor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group