Wood, leather, brass, copper
Overall: 4 x 6 x 3 1/2 in. ( 10.2 x 15.2 x 8.9 cm )
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.
Gift of Walter S. Poor
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"
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.