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Box with fitted cover

Box with fitted cover
Title
Box with fitted cover
Date 
1800-1812
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 2 1/8 in. ( 1.9 x 4.4 x 5.4 cm )
Description 
Heart-shaped wooden box with fitted cover.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Frederick Seal
Object Number 
INV.7665ab
Gallery Label 
According to the donor, this heart-shaped box belonged to Julia Ann Curtis who was the donor's great grandmother. Ms. Curtis (who later became Mrs. Hugh Joseph Murray) received it from a woman while on her journey down the Hudson River to N.Y. from Newtown, Connecticut. The woman on the ship told Ms. Curtis that whenever she felt an inclination to do evil to look at the box and think of the woman who gave it to her.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group