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Toilet Kit

1971.643 (RS117664)

Description

Rectangular box with hinged lid; brass shield on lid with engraved "1872" and unidentified initial; round brass keyhole lock on side front; drawer at bottom of box, no pulls, opens by interior button; rectangular engraved silver lock plate on lip of lid and silver escutcheon plate on lip of box; blue velvet interior lid secured by gold embossed leather bands; lid attached to box by two rectangular engraved silver hinges flanking a cartouche-shaped engraved silver plate with central interior button for releasing drawer; box contains toilet items: glass bottles and jars with silver caps, rectangular glass boxes with engraved silver covers, pearl-handled steel cuticle tools; lift out case with additional storage area below.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1872
Inscriptions
Brass shield on the lid is engraved: 1872 .
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
brass (alloy)
burl veneer
engraving (printing process)
glass (material)
leather
pearl (animal material)
silver (metal)
steel (alloy)
velvet (fabric weave)
Object type
Toilet Article
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
burl veneer
engraving (printing process)
Glass
glass (material)
KIT, TOILET
Leather
leather
Mahogany Veneer
Pearl
pearl (animal material)
Silver
silver (metal)
Steel
steel (alloy)
Stipple Engraved
toilet sets (dresser sets)
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
Dimensions
6.875 x 11.875 x 8.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.643
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5284

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