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Trinket Box

1991.534 (RS20960)

Description

A handstitched leather box with a floral needlework and red velvet covering. The cover is hinged with simple string fastenings and there is a leather binding around three sides of the box top. The interior textiles have a tiny floral print on a pink ground.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1840
Inscriptions
A Christmas tag inside the box reads: To Nina/from Lura (cover). 'Though old and battered I may be,/Santa claus says you asked for me./To him who waits comes everything/So here come I, with re-joic-ing!
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
cloth
handmade
leather
needlepoint (needleworking)
velvet (fabric weave)
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
BOX, TRINKET
boxes (containers)
cloth
handmade
Handmade
Leather
leather
needlepoint (needleworking)
Needlework
Synthetic Fabric
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
Accession Number
1991.534
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2503

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