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Writing box

1998.501 (RS21650)

Description

Wooden writing box w/ brass inlay containing asst. inkwells, pen quills, ivory razor and razor sharpener. Box--under lid, one pocket file w/ red pressed leather. 5 compartments in rear of box, one removable tray in front w/ brass ring handles and 2 compartments under tray.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Inscriptions
Engraved on brass inlay on top center: ""Joseph Tucker""
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
leather
wood (plant material)
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
DESK, PORTABLE
desks
leather
Leather
portable desks
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
5 x 9.5 x 7.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.501
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
18476

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