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1977.739 (RS117059)

Description

Rectangular leather covered document box or small trunk with hinged lid; brass posts with oval backplates to support a bale handle at top; edges of top bound with brass studs (plated with copper?) and securing decorative scalloped leather strip and plain piece of leather overhanging edge; bottom with brass studded corners fitted with wrought iron lock and hasp; interior lined with wallpaper of white background with small pink diamond-shaped pattern; traces of old newspaper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1800
Inscriptions
Initials ""JSB"" marked on top.
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
leather
paper (fiber product)
pine (wood)
Object type
Documentary Artifact
Descriptive terms
BOX, DOCUMENT
Brass
brass (alloy)
document containers
leather
Leather
paper (fiber product)
Pine
pine (wood)
Unidentified Paper
Dimensions
4.625 x 12.125 x 6.125 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.739
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4527

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