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Dresser Box

Description

Rectangular veneered boxes with mother-of-pearl string inlay on the front side and top. Inlay follows the contour of the box; corners with circular medallions. Central patera circular inlay. Central inlay on front around key hole. Interior lined with bright pink paper. Inside lid has an accordian like flap, covered with bright pink padded cloth. It has a leather strap with a buckle attached to the bottom. The bottom is covered with blue paper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1868-1899
Inscriptions
Signed: M.E. Morison.
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
fruitwood
mother of pearl
veneering
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
BOX
boxes (containers)
Fruitwood
fruitwood
Medallion
mother of pearl
Mother-of-Pearl
Patera
paterae (motifs)
Veneered
veneering
Dimensions
4.063 x 10.063 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1700.2
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12558

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