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1930.1009 (RS242345)

Description

Small wooden box with colored print, possible chromolithograph, of "Earl of Ashburnham's House" affixed to exterior of hinged cover. Two small white nobs on either side of box, possibly ivory. Handwritten poem on interior of cover and note on base. Box contains two handwritten notes, a piar of silver bird scissors, miniature toy brass scissors and two sizes of pearlized hollow glass beads. Also a small, wooden thread winder (see 1930.1010).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1838
Inscriptions
"Eupheila /"Graceful, & useful all she does, / Blessing, & blest wher'ever she goes, / Pure bosum'd as the watry glass, / And Heaven reflects in her face- E-" (Poem, handwritten interior cover.)
"Miss Chace from her sincere friend E.R. Wood, New York, October 1838 - Euphelia" (Handwritten on base of box)
"These beads are old. I think they belonged to the same person the box belonged to." (Handwritten note (from donor?) on paper inside box)
"Bird scissors belonging to Aunt Eliz-(Betsy) sister of John Barnet Chace. he died 1863. she died long before that" (Handwritten note (from donor?) on paper inside box.)
Material
wood (plant material)
Object type
Containers
Places
New York City (New York state)
Descriptive terms
Box
boxes (containers)
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
E. R. Wood
Accession Number
1930.1009
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Francis L. Chace
GUSN
33533
Related Items
Title Small Thread Winder Accession number 1930.1010

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