Wood, mother-of-pearl, glass, textile, ivory
Overall: 4 1/4 x 12 1/8 x 7 7/8 in. ( 10.8 x 30.8 x 20 cm )
Box with hinged lid decorated with inlaid mother-of-pearl floral design, and mother-of-pearl escutcheon; interior of lid holds mirror, box divided into fitted compartments composed of wood, velvet, and ivory, with four glass bottles (3 colorless, 1 red).
One compartment contains a newspaper article from "The Brooklyn Times" dated July 31, 1885 about a newspaper article found in Vicksburg, Mississippi and dated July 1863, about life in Vicksburg before its capture by Union forces during the Civil War.
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