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Box

Box
Title
Box
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 )
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Walter S. Poor
Object Number 
1944.246
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"
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group