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Wig box

Object Number: 
191
Date: 
1720-1750
Medium: 
Wood, oak, pine, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 x 13 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. ( 22.9 x 34.9 x 23.5 cm )
Marks: 
painted: on exterior of lid: "a Wig Box/E B 28" written: on tag glued to lid interior: "Presented by Sons of the Revolution, N.Y. State, through H. R. Drowne, April 21, 1925." written: on tag glued to lid interior: "Wig box of Evert Banker, of 5 Wall St
Description: 
Four-sided oak box with butt-joints reinforced with iron brads; lid cotter pin-hinged to rear board; lid originally nailed to sides and front; pine battens added at later date to repair crack in lid; iron pin and loop holds lid down to front board and added later.
Credit Line: 
Presented by Sons of the Revolution, N.Y. State, through H.R. Drowne, April 21, 1925
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group