Wood, leather, metal, brass, paper
Overall: 7 x 13 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. ( 17.8 x 33.7 x 19 cm )
Rectangular wooden box with slightly domed, hinged lid, covered in brown leather and ornamented with patterns formed by metal tacks or studs; tacks around edges of lid and box, with arc around latch and forming chamfered space around handle; brass rosette mounts with bail handle on top and iron latch and escutcheon; inside covered in newspaper, the "Winchester Gazette."
Gift of Dr. Jane Carey
printed: on newspaper lining inside: several pages of text headed with "Winchester Gazette./No. 382 SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 1814. VOL. 6."
This box was owned by Martha J. Burr (also cited asMaria (Perry) Burr and Mrs. Charles Cooley Burr). She lived in Washington, D.C., moved to New York c. 1900-1908, and died in 1909.
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