Mahogany, pine (?)
Overall: 6 x 11 7/8 x 8 3/4 in. ( 15.2 x 30.2 x 22.2 cm )
Rectangular mahogany dressing case with hinged lid and locking mechanism with brass escutcheon; fitted with two lift-out trays and mirror on swivel base which fits into lid of case and secures with rotating brass latch. Box houses belongings and memorabilia of the Phyfe family, including tintype photograph of Edward Phyfe, Duncan Phyfe's eldest son; metal mechanical pencil engraved "DP"; calling cards of Duncan Phyfe Whitlock and Eliza P. Whitlock; pin cushion with initials "DPW"; seal stamp with initials "SW" (Sidney Whitlock); miniature set of dominoes, and a variety of sewing implements.
written: in pencil on tintype wrapper: "Locke Phyfe/brother/of Duncan Phyfe"
engraved: on calling cards (13): "Duncan P. Whitlock"
printed: on wrapper for calling card engraving plate: "Edward P. Whaites,/Wedding & Visiting Card Engraver,/Cor. of Barclay St. and roadway,/New-York,..."
engraved: on calling card (1): "Eliza P. Whitlock"
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