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Description

Octagonal shaped box with cover. Red and black lacquer with gold accents. Cover depicts four seated men and one woman. Three different borders of flowers, vines, and butterflies. Box interior has seven smaller boxes that can be removed from the larger box. The interior boxes are arranged in a three-one-three pattern. Each lid is decorated with a seated man and flowers, and have borders of red and gold. Middle row has a central box with four trays on either side. The right proper trays are decorated with card faces. The two bottom trays on the left proper side are decorated with the seated men, the third from the bottom has a word on it, and the top tray has another seated man. Box contains a red, white, and blue ribbon, an envelope of Japanese pumpkin seeds, deck of playing cards, small article on Hawaiian kapa, dice, and three ping pong balls.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
19th century
Material
lacquer (coating)
paint (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
Box
boxes (containers)
lacquer (coating)
paint (coating)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
5 2/16 x 14 13/16 x 11 15/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.2555AB
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
224741

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