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Description

Black leather; bumpy surface; hinge lid; brass band tackled around lower edge of lid; leather handle on top of lid; brass hinge latch and key plate with swing cover; interior beige linen lining.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1850
Aug 25, 1857, dated by former owner
Inscriptions
"G. F. Pierce" (Painted)
"Aug. 25, 1857" (handwritten)
"G. F. Pierce/ Aug 25, 1857/ Antoinette L. Pierce/ Feb 18. 1935"
Material
brass (alloy)
leather
linen (material)
Object type
Documentary Artifact
Places
Dorchester (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Box, Document
boxes (containers)
brass (alloy)
leather
linen (material)
Dimensions
6 3/4 x 12 1/4 x 8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2004.41.1
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
GUSN
223635

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