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Desk Box

1971.619 (RS117645)

Description

Rectangular glossy varnished and mahogany box with brass hinges; lock and handles on sides have centered oval brass plaque on hinged lid; opens to green felt writing implements, a glass and brass sander is enclosed; one side of the writing area lifts to reveal storage space; one exterior bottom handle is also a drawer pull for long thin drawer.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1872
Inscriptions
Plaque reads ""John M. Lord 1872.""
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
brass (alloy)
mahogany (wood)
varnishing
Object type
Documentary Artifact
Descriptive terms
BOX, DOCUMENT
Brass
brass (alloy)
file boxes
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Varnished
varnishing
Dimensions
8.25 x 17.125 x 10.25 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.619
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5256

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