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Relic Box

1939.463AB (RS244029)

Description

Small, cylindrical wood box with cover. Lathed, with six decorative lathe lines. Note written on the bottom of the box states that it was made of wood from the Washington Elm.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"Made of / Wood / from Washington / Elm". (handwritten)
"This box is for the / Lear House." (Note inside box.)
"Box made from a branch of / The Washington Elm in / Cambridge, Mass. about 1870 / Mildred Howells" (Note inside box.)
Material
elm (wood)
Object type
Containers
Descriptive terms
Box
boxes (containers)
elm (wood)
relics
Accession Number
1939.463AB
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Mildred Howells
GUSN
40309

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